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The NW&NW Area: General Chat Thread
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=65657

Author:  John [ Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:19 pm ]
Post subject:  The NW&NW Area: General Chat Thread

Your Area Events Coordinators:

North West
Sinnett177 (Mark)
Drystonepaul

North Wales
Mr K (Neil)
Sidewinder (Dave)

Area Moderator
Sinnett177 (Mark)

Mountain Mayhem 2010 NW&NWA Team captain
Mr K

Look out and support your area events in 2010!

Author:  sinnett177 [ Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:22 pm ]
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Fantastic, I think us North West area riders have needed a little nudge to get things organised. There are plenty of us and of those i've met they are all nice people and real characters.

A definate meet must surely be the Peaks meet (believed to be in the pipeline for the last weekend of September), Mr Kawasaki is the organiser and i'm sure details will be announced soon. For those unfamilar with the Peak district, last years ride was from the Hope Valley situated 30 mins from Manchester. Great riding and an ideal event for meeting retrobikers from around the UK.

Another great meet would be the Settle Cycle Festival, I went last last year and really enjoyed it. Did a very gentle 20 mile road ride in the morning, a couple of round the town centre bike races and then some excellent off-road riding in the form of the Settle Loop in the afternoon. Really well organised and enjoyable day. From memory it was in late September, i'll look out for some info but seem to remember it was the day before the 3 Peaks cyclo cross event.

I too would like to organise a ride for later in the year, but as i'm due to move house from Rossendale to the South Lakes I'm a bit busy at this time and would like to investigate my new trails before suggesting anything. I'll get back to you on this.

Racing wise i'd very much like to get a North West Retrobike Team together of all abilities. Next years Mayhem is a must and should there be sufficient interest we could put forward teams for local North West events such as the 'Hit the North' events.

In the meantime would someone like to make a meet suggestion?

Author:  mikefoster [ Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:04 pm ]
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I'd be up for a blast in the peaks. As long as there's plenty notice so I can sort a pass from the wife and kids (she's no cyclist).
Be nice to meet some of the fellas on here plus make me finish off my Zaskar for the occasion.
Keep us informed

Mike. :)

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:17 pm ]
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Happy to continue organising the Peaks, although a little reluctant to lead on the NW Area stuff (hence radio silence since the second coming of the Area Reps idea), as it's time for fresher faces than mine to come through.

Like Mark's idea of Area teams for Mayhem next year, that could really take off and be worth supporting. Perhaps we should put a few trophies up for grabs at the end of the year to promote recruitment in earnest...

As always, talk is cheap...!

Mr K

Author:  sinnett177 [ Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:29 am ]
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Mr. K's Peaks meet details announced:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=65686

A great opportunity to meet and explore a bit of the Peak District.

Author:  peteteamtig [ Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Peaks , shmeaks .

What about Rivington , Belmont and Darwen there are some great trails round that area .

Or what about a meet at Gisburn Forrest , that would be cool too .

Author:  mikefoster [ Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:53 pm ]
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I'm up for rivy etc as i only live in sunny wigan.

Author:  sinnett177 [ Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:53 pm ]
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Can do Rivington also, might be good for an evening ride perhaps?

Author:  peteteamtig [ Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:27 am ]
Post subject:  Rivvy

I lived in Darwen all my life , jumped on the bike and was on the moors heading over to Rivvy , going west , and Rawtenstall going east .

I did it every weekend with my two other riding buddies (Dave M2000 , and the other Dave Zaskar LE purple anno )and then a few other lads came out with us , did it for ten years come rain , shine , hail and bloody deep snow too !

I now live in Fleetwood , dont have a car amd have to rely on my mates to get me over to gods own riding country .

I suppose all i am saying is , if you live near great countryside use it , dont abuse it , and never , ever take it for granted !

By the way i will try to get to as many ride outs as possible .

My Rock Lobster is nearly finnietoe'd , pics to follow shortly .

Author:  Dr S [ Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:52 am ]
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Do any NorthWesters want to make up a 2-3 man team with Marky Sinnett for the Kielder Octoberfest Marathon Race? Ecurie MacRetro and ScuderiaNorthEast have entered teams for this 50km race around the trails of Kielder. Nothing to be taken too seriously, just for laughs :wink:

See details here...


http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=65832&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

Author:  peteteamtig [ Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Gisburn Forrest

Hi all ,

Sat 8 th august new trails are opening at Gisburn Forrest apparently . I think i'll be going , with some of my mates . Would be great to see some other Retrobikers there too!

Author:  sinnett177 [ Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:42 pm ]
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Shame that, i'm working nights. Gisburn forest can be fun too. If your ever heading that way again Pete please give me a shout.

Author:  peteteamtig [ Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Gisburn

Hi all , dont forget , new trails opening at Gisburn on Saturday morning , if anybody wants to meet up , i'll be on my lobster in the car park , or look out for a Suzuki Supercarry van in white (i may be having a brew.)
I will be there around 11ish !!

I will be takin it easy though , cracked a rib last weekend so wont be in race mode , or fearless mode :D .

Sinett , no worries mate next time i'm going up i will deffo give you a shout !

I have had an idea for a ride , roll the drums and queue the tumble weed.................................. :)

"THE THREE TOWERS"

Start at Peel Tower over into Edgeworth , through Darren (Darwen to johnny foreigner) over past Darwen Tower , Tocholes , up Winter Hill then on an up to the Pike again .

Never did it in 10 years of mountain biking in the area ! Now i've moved away , I wanna give it a shot . Anybody fancy it ?

Author:  Sidewinder [ Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:10 pm ]
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Hurrah I've finally found the thread I've been looking for some good ideas coming from Mark already so there we have it a new rides secretary already :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:21 am ]
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Shall we migrate the discussion from the other North West thread, ( http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=67630 ) over to here then...?

There's been talk of the Peaks meet on the 26th Sept and a ride at Llandegla in early October.

That sounds like a good start.

Author:  Sidewinder [ Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:48 am ]
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Sadly for me I'll be in Malta that weekend watching the International air show and supping as much "all inclusive"ale and food as I can physically manage :cry:

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:15 pm ]
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Hi chaps!

I'll be up for a Llandegla meet :D

Author:  Sidewinder [ Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:17 pm ]
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Easy_Rider wrote:
Hi chaps!

I'll be up for a Llandegla meet :D

Cool Watch this space :lol:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:21 pm ]
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Have we decided on the date for Llandegla yet?

May I suggest the 10th October at 10am...?

Author:  adeyb [ Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:15 am ]
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OK with me so far...(double check with the boss) :wink:

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:21 am ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Have we decided on the date for Llandegla yet?

May I suggest the 10th October at 10am...?


I'm not sure, 10-10-10 :? you have a thing for numbers, hence must either be a genius or a psycho :shock: :lol:

Anyhoo, i should be ok for then.

Author:  Stally [ Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:57 pm ]
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Hi I'm new to the forum.

I haven't been to Llandegla yet, but I'm itching to go.
I have friends with San andreas's and Intense Uzzi's all retro machines.

I'll try and see if I can get them to come along.

Oct 10th sounds good to me

Author:  Sidewinder [ Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:01 pm ]
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The more the merrier and welcome to the Forum :lol:

Author:  Stally [ Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:55 pm ]
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Cheers,

I've been watching some of the youtube vids of the black runs, I'm itching to have a go.

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:44 pm ]
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Black run :shock:
Ive only ever been on the blue, twice.... now i'm scared :oops: :lol:

Author:  Sidewinder [ Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:32 pm ]
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Black is a bit of a misnomer as long as you are careful I've done it on my Saracen !! :lol: :lol: ,was there on Sunday and it was quick :lol:

Author:  sinnett177 [ Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:10 pm ]
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Mr. K's recruitment drive has begun for Mayham 2010 and this time it's regional:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=73400

A great event and well worth participating in.

Author:  Sidewinder [ Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:23 pm ]
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So Roll call for Llandegla :- Me.
Sinnett 177.

Author:  Dr S [ Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:28 pm ]
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Mark suggested a clash up in the lakes with our NE mob sometime in November. Anyone up for some old skool pass raiding?

Author:  sinnett177 [ Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:33 pm ]
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Dr S wrote:
Mark suggested a clash up in the lakes with our NE mob sometime in November. Anyone up for some old skool pass raiding?

Yep, I'll start organising that in the next few weeks. Will most probably be North York moors/Cumbria border, so maybe Farleton Fell (old national DH course) via Kirby Lonsdale or a Settle to Mallam loop. Watch this space!

There will also be a route recce if anyone fancies that?

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:00 pm ]
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Hope to be fit enough for some of that....

Mr K

Author:  Dr S [ Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:50 pm ]
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Nice one Mark. Work out a date and I will drum up the NE lads, MJN etc. Saturdays usually work best for us. Should be good fun, the joint NE/ MacRetro rides usually have lots of amusing pre ride banter. Give them a shout and invite them down.

Si

Author:  clockworkgazz [ Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:21 pm ]
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I'd be up for that- the macretro lads are all going cyclo-cross in the winter :shock: so some old school xc bog hopping would be cool.

Author:  sinnett177 [ Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:28 pm ]
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clockworkgazz wrote:
I'd be up for that- the macretro lads are all going cyclo-cross in the winter :shock: so some old school xc bog hopping would be cool.

You'll be very welcome. I'll put some serious thought and planning into it over the next few weeks and post up a thread when happy with where things are going.

Author:  Dr S [ Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:57 pm ]
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I bought a pocket book last week full of routes in the Lakes and Howgills from around 87-88. It was early days for MTB in the UK and there are lots of shots of blokes with tashes and tight rugby shorts carrying 23" Muddy Fox Couriers up above the clouds. I can post it out for you Mark if you want to re-run one of those pioneering classic killer routes.

Author:  sinnett177 [ Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:02 pm ]
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Dr S wrote:
pioneering classic killer routes.

I've seen your 'pioneering classic killer routes' before Si :shock: . Thinking of a route recce this Saturday from Settle to Mallam, it's from the 'What Mountain Bike' magazine CD-Rom you got in this months issue. Looks fantastic, anyone fancy joining the recce?

Author:  Dr S [ Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:22 pm ]
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sinnett177 wrote:
Dr S wrote:
pioneering classic killer routes.

I've seen your 'pioneering classic killer routes' before Si :shock: . Thinking of a route recce this Saturday from Settle to Mallam, it's from the 'What Mountain Bike' magazine CD-Rom you got in this months issue. Looks fantastic, anyone fancy joining the recce?


and was that 'pioneering classic killer route' not the best goddam ride of the year?

:wink:

Author:  m-trax [ Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:28 pm ]
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I'd be up for Llandegla - an old haunting place of mine before it was turned into a trail centre. Used to right out across horseshoe pass across the moors.

I can even drag the other half.

Author:  Dr S [ Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:29 am ]
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Invitation for you NWA's to join NE&Yorks and MacRetro for a grand day out in the UK's best kept secret :wink:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=73731

Couple of hours drive for you guys but well worth it. Thats guaranteed!

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:01 pm ]
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So Roll call for Llandegla :
Sidewinder
Sinnett 177
drystonepaul - (with spare frame for Sidewinder)

Author:  clockworkgazz [ Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:04 pm ]
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sinnett177 wrote:
Dr S wrote:
pioneering classic killer routes.

I've seen your 'pioneering classic killer routes' before Si :shock: . Thinking of a route recce this Saturday from Settle to Mallam, it's from the 'What Mountain Bike' magazine CD-Rom you got in this months issue. Looks fantastic, anyone fancy joining the recce?


looks like a great ride but a 380 mile round trip is not really worth it for me, could make the lakes but just a wee bit to south for me :(

Author:  sinnett177 [ Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:08 pm ]
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clockworkgazz wrote:
sinnett177 wrote:
Dr S wrote:
pioneering classic killer routes.

I've seen your 'pioneering classic killer routes' before Si :shock: . Thinking of a route recce this Saturday from Settle to Mallam, it's from the 'What Mountain Bike' magazine CD-Rom you got in this months issue. Looks fantastic, anyone fancy joining the recce?


looks like a great ride but a 380 mile round trip is not really worth it for me, could make the lakes but just a wee bit to south for me :(

Was thinking that last night, so might go for the Farleton fell to Kirby Lonsdale ride as it's only 2 mins off the motorway at Kendal. Just need to piece a few trails together.

Author:  clockworkgazz [ Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:12 pm ]
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that would work better for me- and BITD did some touring round there and it is very beautiful IIRC. 8)

Author:  Dr S [ Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:29 pm ]
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@ Mr Kawasaki
We need to get a locked sticky thread up with a calendar of rides clearly listed so as to avoid clashes now that the area groups are maturing.

Is there anything you can do?

Cheers
Si

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:59 pm ]
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Dr S wrote:
@ Mr Kawasaki
We need to get a locked sticky thread up with a calendar of rides clearly listed so as to avoid clashes now that the area groups are maturing.

Is there anything you can do?

Cheers
Si


Senior management are on the case - 2010 will be 'planned' for success...!

Mr K

Author:  sinnett177 [ Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:33 am ]
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Proposed date for Farleton Fell/Kirby Lonsdale ride is Saturday November 21st. First recce is this Saturday if anyone fancies joining me.

Author:  Dr S [ Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:38 am ]
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sinnett177 wrote:
Proposed date for Farleton Fell/Kirby Lonsdale ride is Saturday November 21st. First recce is this Saturday if anyone fancies joining me.


Will add it to the NE&Yorks calander and rustle the troops.

Si

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:11 am ]
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I should be up for Farleton Fell on November 21st. Can't make it for the first recce though. :cry:
What sort of distance/time are you thinking?

Author:  sinnett177 [ Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:45 am ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
I should be up for Farleton Fell on November 21st. Can't make it for the first recce though. :cry:
What sort of distance/time are you thinking?

Would be aiming to be between 20 and 25 miles with a good mixture of off road and quiet country lanes, finishing on the old national DH course (which i've now ridden twice now on a rigid without too much issue, plus there are bailout routes for those wishing to refrain). Hard to give an accurate time scale but would expect 3 to 4 hours of actual riding.

Once the recce is done i'll post up a thread in the events section and we'll go from there.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:01 pm ]
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Cool and the gang 8)

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:49 pm ]
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I've started a sign up thread for the Llandegla meet here:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=73860

Author:  sinnett177 [ Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:58 am ]
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Farleton Fell and Lonsdale Valley ride 21/11/09, details now posted up on link below.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=74699

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:19 pm ]
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I'm already thinking of organising a ride over near to me for the NWAs and all-comers in early 2010.
I'm reckoning on the last weekend in January for about 20-25 miles starting in Macclesfield Forest and over to Three-Shires-Head. This will include the climb up to the second highest pub in England (for a cup of tea perhaps) and will finish coincidentally at another great pub which does top notch food and hospitality.
One great thing about this ride is that it is effectively a double figure of eight, which means that there are plenty of options for short-cuts and detours if necessary.
I first rode my proposed route in about 1990 so I can guarantee that it is a proper old school route.

I'll get some photos up of the various features to whet some appetites.

So at this very early stage, who might be up for it...?

Author:  Sidewinder [ Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:26 pm ]
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MEEEEEEEEEE ! :lol: :lol:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:31 pm ]
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Sidewinder wrote:
MEEEEEEEEEE ! :lol: :lol:


Keen.



That's what I like to see. :lol:

Author:  sinnett177 [ Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:44 am ]
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Me too, sounds good.

Author:  Stally [ Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:05 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
I'm already thinking of organising a ride over near to me for the NWAs and all-comers in early 2010.
I'm reckoning on the last weekend in January for about 20-25 miles starting in Macclesfield Forest and over to Three-Shires-Head. This will include the climb up to the second highest pub in England (for a cup of tea perhaps) and will finish coincidentally at another great pub which does top notch food and hospitality.
One great thing about this ride is that it is effectively a double figure of eight, which means that there are plenty of options for short-cuts and detours if necessary.
I first rode my proposed route in about 1990 so I can guarantee that it is a proper old school route.

I'll get some photos up of the various features to whet some appetites.

So at this very early stage, who might be up for it...?


I'm there, I'm usually am most weekends :)

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:18 pm ]
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That's a nice ride - could be chilly mind...!

Mr K

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Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:44 pm ]
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Yes, but it'll be Brrrrrrrrilliant.




I'll get my coat...





and wear it.

Author:  orange71 [ Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:55 pm ]
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If you'll excuse an incursion from the East Midlands crew then I could be up for that :D

Is it likely to be a Saturday or Sunday?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:04 pm ]
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No worries Ed. Everyone's welcome.
It'll most likely be a Saturday which would make it...

[checks calendar]

January the 30th.

Author:  orange71 [ Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:07 pm ]
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OK - Saturdays are more tricky for me (kids' swimming lessons etc :roll: ) - but if I can get a passport I'll be there :D

Author:  Sidewinder [ Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:12 pm ]
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orange71 wrote:
If you'll excuse an incursion from the East Midlands crew then I could be up for that :D

Is it likely to be a Saturday or Sunday?

Very welcome Ed as long as we can put a bungee cord on your shorts on the downhills :lol: :lol: :lol:

Author:  orange71 [ Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:31 pm ]
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I'll take anything that'll stop me falling off!! :lol:

Author:  Sidewinder [ Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:48 pm ]
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What about an "Ed"sized airbag :) :)

Author:  Stally [ Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:46 am ]
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I want to go now :)

Image

The DH from this point is a real bone shaker/braker, great fun on a hardtail :)

Author:  sinnett177 [ Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:10 pm ]
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All quiet on the North Western front. But, Dr. S has a Dalby ride planned for Saturday November 14th over in Yorkshire and also there is the Real Ale Wobble on the same day. I'm going to try and do one of them, pending getting time off work.

Author:  velomaniac [ Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:13 pm ]
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Extremely slight maybe I might come down from MacRetroland for a 30th January run. I plan if possible once a month to ride somewhere outside of Scotland as long as its near a train station and there is a Youth Hostel nearish, Manchester in this case.

The joy's of singledom, no passports required :lol:

Author:  Sidewinder [ Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:47 pm ]
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sinnett177 wrote:
All quiet on the North Western front. But, Dr. S has a Dalby ride planned for Saturday November 14th over in Yorkshire and also there is the Real Ale Wobble on the same day. I'm going to try and do one of them, pending getting time off work.

I'm going for the real ale pissup sorry wobble :lol: :lol:

Author:  sinnett177 [ Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:15 pm ]
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Sidewinder wrote:
sinnett177 wrote:
All quiet on the North Western front. But, Dr. S has a Dalby ride planned for Saturday November 14th over in Yorkshire and also there is the Real Ale Wobble on the same day. I'm going to try and do one of them, pending getting time off work.

I'm going for the real ale pissup sorry wobble :lol: :lol:

Really tempted by the Wobble, looks like a top laugh and a great way to round off a good year of riding. I'll see if i've got the holiday hours to cover it and then make plans.

Author:  Sidewinder [ Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:25 pm ]
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sinnett177 wrote:
Sidewinder wrote:
sinnett177 wrote:
All quiet on the North Western front. But, Dr. S has a Dalby ride planned for Saturday November 14th over in Yorkshire and also there is the Real Ale Wobble on the same day. I'm going to try and do one of them, pending getting time off work.

I'm going for the real ale pissup sorry wobble :lol: :lol:

Really tempted by the Wobble, looks like a top laugh and a great way to round off a good year of riding. I'll see if i've got the holiday hours to cover it and then make plans.

Cool Would be good to meet up again ,I might just bring the new toy with me(subject to dry conditions)(oh yeah right :wink: :wink: )

Author:  peteteamtig [ Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Darwen to Rivvy

Short notice I know , going over to Rivvy tomorrow from Darwen we will be out most of the day
Meet at 10:30 outside the Sunnyhurst Pub on Tocholes Road (if you type in sunnyhurst pub on uk pub finder it will give you directions .Hic :oops: )
Dont worry if ya cant make it like .
The pace will be steady away , not britchies arse !

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Author:  ratbane [ Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:22 pm ]
Post subject:  pete

Hi,

Trying to contact peteteamtig.

Anyone know if he's away sunning himself?

Raters

Author:  sinnett177 [ Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: pete

ratbane wrote:
Hi,

Trying to contact peteteamtig.

Anyone know if he's away sunning himself?

Raters

Looks like he was riding yesterday, so I'm sure he won't be far away.

Author:  sinnett177 [ Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:49 pm ]
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I'd like to run a potential ride by the NWA, a road ride! Not specifically for road bikes, but where riders of commuters and hybrids are welcomed too.

Thinking potential date of Febuary, potential location to be discussed (but, a section of the Lancashire Cycleway might be a good starting place).

So whats your thoughts? Just thinking it would be a good social meet and ride out, without getting shit up to the eye balls in darkest winter.

Author:  Sidewinder [ Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:20 pm ]
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sinnett177 wrote:
I'd like to run a potential ride by the NWA, a road ride! Not specifically for road bikes, but where riders of commuters and hybrids are welcomed too.

Thinking potential date of Febuary, potential location to be discussed (but, a section of the Lancashire Cycleway might be a good starting place).

So whats your thoughts? Just thinking it would be a good social meet and ride out, without getting shit up to the eye balls in darkest winter.

Or is it an excuse for you to buy another ex team raleigh frame? but that aside good idea Mark get some of the peripheral riders out :lol:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:35 am ]
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sinnett177 wrote:
I'd like to run a potential ride by the NWA, a road ride! Not specifically for road bikes, but where riders of commuters and hybrids are welcomed too.

Thinking potential date of Febuary, potential location to be discussed (but, a section of the Lancashire Cycleway might be a good starting place).

So whats your thoughts? Just thinking it would be a good social meet and ride out, without getting shit up to the eye balls in darkest winter.


Sounds like a good idea Mark. I tend to do quite a bit of riding the back lanes around my way for the very reason you mention. ie shit and eye balls etc.

If there are a fine selection of pubs/cafes/views along the route with the emphasis on a social, then I'd be more than up for it.

Don't forget I'll be posting up a thread for my ride on January 30th soon.

Author:  sinnett177 [ Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:50 am ]
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Sounds promising and looks as though we are pulling a bit of a calender together:

November 21st Farleton
December 27th Annual Cannock Turkey Twizzler
January 30th Drystonepauls Ride
Febuary TBA Road Ride

Author:  Sidewinder [ Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:26 pm ]
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Does this mean I'll have to start thinking of another route now?

Author:  sinnett177 [ Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:06 pm ]
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Sidewinder wrote:
Does this mean I'll have to start thinking of another route now?

If we fancy one a month then a ride for March would be great. Might be room for another one in December too, for those who don't fancy the trip to Cannock.

Author:  Sidewinder [ Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:58 pm ]
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sinnett177 wrote:
Sidewinder wrote:
Does this mean I'll have to start thinking of another route now?

If we fancy one a month then a ride for March would be great. Might be room for another one in December too, for those who don't fancy the trip to Cannock.

Why not both? :lol:

Author:  sinnett177 [ Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:17 pm ]
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Sidewinder wrote:
sinnett177 wrote:
Sidewinder wrote:
Does this mean I'll have to start thinking of another route now?

If we fancy one a month then a ride for March would be great. Might be room for another one in December too, for those who don't fancy the trip to Cannock.

Why not both? :lol:

I'm up for that if you are Dave? More North Wales adventures?

Author:  sinnett177 [ Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:37 pm ]
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The new Area Event Coordinator Forum is up is up and running.

The NWA has been split into 2 areas, the North West Area (Cheshire/Lancs and Cumbria) and the North Wales Area. The North West area will be run by myself (Mark) and drystonepaul (Paul). The North Wales area will be run by MrKawasaki (Neil/Mr.K/Capt.K/NACer) and Sidewinder (Dave).

If anyone has any ideas regarding rides, events, etc please post here or get in contact with your area coordinators.

Look forward to seeing the NWA flourish in the next 12 months :D

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:09 am ]
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sinnett177 wrote:
Look forward to seeing the NWA flourish in the next 12 months :D


Absolutely. I'd like to second that.
It will be great to see lots more people out and about in the future with the NWAs. If the Llandegla meet was anything to go, by then we've already got a great bunch of friendly and funny people to spend a grand day out with.
Get in touch everyone. :D

Author:  Sidewinder [ Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:25 am ]
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Not sure yet ,open to suggestions ?perhaps Mr K would give us his opinion as to the suitability of the Marin trail for retrobikes?.
Also had a thought of a possibility of a Liftshare list for people with no/sick transport could get a lift of people on the same area or on route to a ride?

Author:  sinnett177 [ Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:31 am ]
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Sidewinder wrote:
Not sure yet ,open to suggestions ?perhaps Mr K would give us his opinion as to the suitability of the Marin trail for retrobikes?.
Also had a thought of a possibility of a Liftshare list for people with no/sick transport could get a lift of people on the same area or on route to a ride?

Awesome idea Dave.

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:28 pm ]
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Dave - yep, Marin Trail is a killer old school XC trail. No doubt home to a Peaks-style ride in 2010. Also close is Penmacho, so we might make it an optional 2-day (for people who want to experience proper riding on real rock - not duckboard :roll:) weekender for those who want to make the most or are travelling from afar.

Neil
NAC and North Wales Event Coordinator

Author:  Sidewinder [ Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:31 pm ]
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sounds like a good idea so who's up for a marin before xmas?

Author:  sinnett177 [ Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:57 pm ]
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Sidewinder wrote:
sounds like a good idea so who's up for a marin before xmas?

Date pending, yes please.

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:11 pm ]
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Okay, let's make it a small NW and NW Xmas do then - suggest Saturday December 12th for starters. Mark - if you want to fly by S Manchester, we can go across in my MPV to save fuel/time and have a good natter...

NB. It will need to be an early start due to fading light.

Mr K

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:11 pm ]
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Okay, let's make it a small NW and NW Xmas do then - suggest Saturday December 12th for starters. Mark - if you want to fly by S Manchester, we can go across in my MPV to save fuel/time and have a good natter...

NB. It will need to be an early start due to fading light.

Mr K

Author:  Sidewinder [ Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:16 pm ]
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So say 9-30 for 10-00 start in the carpark (don't forget your change) ?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:39 pm ]
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I can make it on the 12th too. Need to get back for a 21st birthday though, so an early start works for me.

Author:  sinnett177 [ Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:44 am ]
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Sounds good to me.

Neil, sounds like a plan, i'll be in touch nearer the time.

Author:  BoyBurning [ Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:27 am ]
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I can't manage the 12th, but would be up for things otherwise...

Is the date set in stone?

Cheers,
BB.

Author:  sinnett177 [ Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:33 pm ]
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BoyBurning wrote:
I can't manage the 12th, but would be up for things otherwise...

Is the date set in stone?

Cheers,
BB.

North Wales can you confirm?

Yep, it's my last pre-AEC era rideout - no frills/loads thrills... Christmas extras permissable include gluhwein flasks, reindeer antlers and holly - no mince pies - can't stand 'em! Prizes for red and white bikes/kit only!

Mr K

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:57 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
I'm already thinking of organising a ride over near to me for the NWAs and all-comers in early 2010.
I'm reckoning on the last weekend in January for about 20-25 miles starting in Macclesfield Forest and over to Three-Shires-Head.

So at this very early stage, who might be up for it...?


My Birthday on the 27th, might be just what I need to balance the beer & pies I've got in mind!

Might even have bikes built by then...

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:29 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
drystonepaul wrote:
I'm already thinking of organising a ride over near to me for the NWAs and all-comers in early 2010.
I'm reckoning on the last weekend in January for about 20-25 miles starting in Macclesfield Forest and over to Three-Shires-Head.

So at this very early stage, who might be up for it...?


My Birthday on the 27th, might be just what I need to balance the beer & pies I've got in mind!

Might even have bikes built by then...


Great stuff. I will however be planning more beer at pies in a brilliant little pub at the end of the ride, with the potential for additional beer and pies at various points along it.

BTW: Ride now confirmed on the 30th January. More details to follow soon.
:D

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:11 pm ]
Post subject: 

sinnett177 wrote:
BoyBurning wrote:
I can't manage the 12th, but would be up for things otherwise...

Is the date set in stone?

Cheers,
BB.

North Wales can you confirm?


Yep, it's my last pre-AEC era rideout - no frills/loads thrills... Christmas extras permissable include gluhwein flasks, reindeer antlers and holly - no mince pies - can't stand 'em! Prizes for red and white bikes/kit only!

Mr K

Author:  BoyBurning [ Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:46 pm ]
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No worries, can't make it then unfortunately.

Pre-AEC era means what Neil? Been thinking, but can't work it out...

Author:  Sidewinder [ Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:48 pm ]
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Area Events Committee :wink:

Author:  Dr S [ Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:59 pm ]
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coordinator :lol:

Author:  Sidewinder [ Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:07 pm ]
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showoff :wink:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:34 pm ]
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me wrote:
BTW: Ride now confirmed on the 30th January. More details to follow soon.


Although I have confirmed that this ride will happen on the 30th Jan, I'm considering moving it to the 31st which is the Sunday.
I've had a look at the draft rides calendar and it appears that the Clan MacRetro have a ride planned for that day.
Now although it's unlikely that the two rides will affect one another, I wouldn't like to be seen to be clashing.
So shall we move it to the Sunday instead? It makes no difference to me, other than the forest might be a little bit busier.

What say you riders of the shire!!!?

Author:  sinnett177 [ Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:35 pm ]
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Good with me Paul. Looking forward to it.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:20 pm ]
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For my 1000th post I thought I draw everyones attention to the updated and re-formatted NW&NWA retrobike rides calendar.
There are a few gaps but it looks good so far.

8)

Author:  Stally [ Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:15 pm ]
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I just looked at the calendar, clicked on the link for Deeside Olympic Cross wondering what it was

I feel dirty :(

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:59 pm ]
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What was this? It's my old home town!

Sunday 6th:
Deeside Olympic Cross - Round 3 - Prestatyn

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:04 pm ]
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Easy_Rider wrote:
What was this? It's my old home town!

Sunday 6th:
Deeside Olympic Cross - Round 3 - Prestatyn


Have a look here:
http://www.theleagueinternational.com/cymruwales.htm

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:23 am ]
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Ah, it's all modern cyclo cross races with a few modern mtb's thrown in. I thinks a retro drop bar mtb might be a bike to take, except i don't have one.

Author:  Woody [ Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:18 am ]
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A very merry christmas to the nw&nw retro folk ! :xmas-big-grin:

Author:  Sidewinder [ Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:39 am ]
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and a Joyeux Noel from Chez Sidewinder as well :xmas-cool:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:56 pm ]
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Merry Christmas and God Jul from me and mine to you and yours. :xmas-big-grin:

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:23 pm ]
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Beth Ditto! On the pud here...

Author:  sinnett177 [ Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:01 pm ]
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Merry Christmas to you all.

Author:  mr_ship [ Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:39 pm ]
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Festive greetings from Gabon to all in the NW. Hope to get to more rides and meet more of you folk in '10!!
All the best.

Author:  sinnett177 [ Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:52 pm ]
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Forecast is ok for tomorrow, anyone fancy meeting up for ride? Not too bothered where but North West or North Wales.

Author:  Sidewinder [ Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:03 pm ]
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Forget North Wales unless you've got a snowplough!! Llandegla was closed today under a foot of snow and the surrounding area was atrocious :cry: :cry: :cry:

Author:  sinnett177 [ Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:14 pm ]
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Sidewinder wrote:
Forget North Wales unless you've got a snowplough!! Llandegla was closed today under a foot of snow and the surrounding area was atrocious :cry: :cry: :cry:

OK not North Wales then.

Gisburn? Grizedale? Whinlatter? ???

Author:  Sidewinder [ Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:33 pm ]
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I'm on call till Saturday :cry:

Author:  sinnett177 [ Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:42 pm ]
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Sidewinder wrote:
I'm on call till Saturday :cry:

I'm back in work Saturday :cry:

Author:  Sidewinder [ Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:17 pm ]
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sinnett177 wrote:
Sidewinder wrote:
I'm on call till Saturday :cry:

I'm back in work Saturday :cry:

Arse !!

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:20 pm ]
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I've updated the calendar and aftermath archive threads.
I'm bored of Sweden now and I want to get back to riding my bikes. :roll:

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:44 pm ]
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Going around Gwydyr again on Tuesday - 10am start - if anyone's interested...

Mr K

Author:  sinnett177 [ Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:32 pm ]
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Good stuff Paul, been meaning to update those and indeed the gallery for a while. Might get around to the gallery later next week.

Gutted I can't make Tuesday Neil, sadly it falls right in the middle of my nights. I'd be free for riding next weekend though if anyone fancies a ride out?

Author:  Sidewinder [ Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:52 pm ]
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Could well be up for that

Author:  Dr S [ Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:35 pm ]
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Hello NWAs. There are a few NEYorkies chomping at the bit for your Bowland ride next month- any plans yet??

We've also got a ride out on the 23rd of this month and will be teaming up with those hairy MacRetro types on the 27th of March around Kirroughtree if any of you fancy a spot of riding?? Threads are up in the NE&Yorks section if anyones up a bit. :wink:

Si

Author:  sinnett177 [ Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:28 pm ]
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Cheers Si, myself and DSP have some brainstorming and a ride recce to do once the snow clears to get our route together for the Bowland ride.

Will be keen to join the NE group later in the year, i'm afraid i'm tied up at work for you next couple of rides. I'll definitely try and make a special effort to get back over to Dalby this year, sure a few NWA members will be joining me too.

Author:  sinnett177 [ Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:33 pm ]
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Route suggestions greatefully received for the NWA National Event in the Trough of Bowland.

Thread here.

Recce's to commence soon, get in touch if wish to join in or lend a hand at the event.

Author:  sinnett177 [ Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:11 pm ]
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Trough of Bowland Recce is tomorrow! Anyone interested the details are here. All very welcome to join in, should be a very steady pace given the amount of map work required :D

Author:  Sidewinder [ Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:01 am ]
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Would love to but am on lates this week :cry:

Author:  sinnett177 [ Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:49 pm ]
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Going to recce Gisburn Forest tomorrow afternoon. Anyone wishing to join me is very welcome.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:09 pm ]
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Can't make it tomorrow Mark but did you get the route map I sent you?

Author:  Woody [ Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:20 pm ]
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I can't make it either Mark. Work are offering me loads of overtime this week. Would of loved to of join you for another easy recce ride!! :wink:

Author:  sinnett177 [ Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:13 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Can't make it tomorrow Mark but did you get the route map I sent you?

Sure did, looks like a possible Paul. I'll try and take the camera for some shots.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:52 pm ]
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I've just been updating and tweaking the NW&NWA Events Calendar if anyone wants to look at it.
Still plenty of gaps to fill if we are aiming to do at least one ride per month. If anyone has any suggestions for routes or areas to ride then please let us know.

It's also well worth checking with the RB National Events Calendar to see what else is happening and to avoid any clashes.

Cheers
Paul

Author:  sinnett177 [ Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:39 pm ]
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Details of our very first National Retrobike Event are now up.

Clicky, clicky

Author:  sinnett177 [ Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:58 pm ]
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Sunday 21st of March, window of opportunity for a local level ride. Anyone interested, any suggestions?

Author:  Dr S [ Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:29 pm ]
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We're just over the border at Kirroughtree with the Mac Lads the Saturday after if you're at a loose end. About 20 names down so far- should be a good day out on a superb trail.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:00 pm ]
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sinnett177 wrote:
Sunday 21st of March, window of opportunity for a local level ride. Anyone interested, any suggestions?


I'm all booked up for that weekend Mark. I'll have to see about Kirroughtree the following weekend. It's a 450 mile round trip for me. :shock:

Author:  mr_ship [ Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:26 pm ]
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Off back to work on Friday for a couple of weeks :(

Author:  sinnett177 [ Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:36 pm ]
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Dr S wrote:
We're just over the border at Kirroughtree with the Mac Lads the Saturday after if you're at a loose end. About 20 names down so far- should be a good day out on a superb trail.

Will check my rota Si and get back to you on that one.

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:41 pm ]
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I'll be up for something on the 21st if it's not too far away. Don't know where to suggest though.

Author:  Dr S [ Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:14 pm ]
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Update on Kirroughtree. With some folk bringing friends along it looks like we have hit 30 riders :shock:
Any North-Westers coming along to bump up the numbers further?? Its going to be a cracker!

Author:  Dr S [ Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:16 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
I've just been updating and tweaking the NW&NWA Events Calendar if anyone wants to look at it.
Still plenty of gaps to fill if we are aiming to do at least one ride per month. If anyone has any suggestions for routes or areas to ride then please let us know.

It's also well worth checking with the RB National Events Calendar to see what else is happening and to avoid any clashes.

Cheers
Paul



Hey, don't forget to add the Big Dirty weekender to the list Paul :wink:

6-7-8th Augustus

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:43 pm ]
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It's all gone a bit quiet on here recently. What's everyone been up to?
Personally I've been hosting some secret rides on modern bikes, at least I did yesterday when Ed (Orange71) and his mate Simon came over to tackle my local trails along with Chris (Woody)

I'll be posting up the details for the April 17th Macc Forest rematch ride soon. Even though all the snow still hasn't melted yet, I'm optimistic that everything will be clear and rideable in a month from now...

Author:  Sidewinder [ Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:00 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
It's all gone a bit quiet on here recently. What's everyone been up to?
.

Absolutely Nothing :cry:

Author:  sinnett177 [ Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:24 pm ]
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Busy at work, done a bit on the bikes today, but my only riding has been commuting to work really.

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:02 pm ]
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No new arrivals, Mark...???

Mr K

Author:  Woody [ Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:35 pm ]
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Went out with Paul , Ed and Simon the other day , had a lovely ride on the local trails. Still 4ft of snow in places ,we enjoyed a pint of chips at the pub then came home and found my new arrival waiting for me ! :D

Author:  sinnett177 [ Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:46 pm ]
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mrkawasaki wrote:
No new arrivals, Mark...???

Mr K


Yep the ti-mega is here Neil and i'm allowed to keep the Dyna-Tech too :D . I have the ti-mega built up with bits of this and that, I just need a 27.2 XT seatpost and some wheels to finish it. Hopefully it will be ready for your North Wales meet.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:19 pm ]
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Woody wrote:
Went out with Paul , Ed and Simon the other day , had a lovely ride on the local trails. Still 4ft of snow in places ,we enjoyed a pint of chips at the pub then came home and found my new arrival waiting for me ! :D


You got back alright then. :D Great little ride in the end. You missed out on a pint and a curry in the pub afterwards though.
What's this new arrival then...?

Author:  Woody [ Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:52 pm ]
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.......er , didn't get back alright really Paul ! I took a tumble down cumberland clough , tried to change my line then got all tangled up ...what a plonka! The new arrival begins with Y and ends in I 8) My bike spending budget for 2010 has gone already ! :(

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:30 am ]
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Woody wrote:
.......er , didn't get back alright really Paul ! I took a tumble down cumberland clough , tried to change my line then got all tangled up ...what a plonka! The new arrival begins with Y and ends in I 8) My bike spending budget for 2010 has gone already ! :(


Oh dear, these modern bikes tend to encourage indecision. I hope you only dented your pride. .
Looking forward to seeing the new bike then. A Yeti and a DeKerf eh? You'll be a strong contender for the bike of the region double.

Let me know if your around next week and we'll have to try to get these midweek 'I should really be working' rides a regular feature now that it's warming up a bit. 8)

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:38 pm ]
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Just a reminder that the next Macclesfield Forest ride will take place on the 10th April rather than the 17th as previously advertised.

More info here.

8)

Author:  Dr S [ Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:32 am ]
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Is anyone free for a bimble on the 17th of this month?? Us yorkies are planning on doing something in the Lakes or Hamsterly forest- both not too far from your patch?? Usual good banter, pub stop, steady away kinda thing.

Author:  sinnett177 [ Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:26 pm ]
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Sadly not me Si, i'm away at SSEC :?

Author:  Dr S [ Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:22 am ]
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Could I just say a huge thanks to the fine gentlemen of the NWA who joined the Yorkies on Saturday in the lakes. And thanks to Mark for getting everyone over the final pass as I cut back along the river with the other early finishers.

Cheers
Si

Author:  sinnett177 [ Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:19 pm ]
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Dr S wrote:
Could I just say a huge thanks to the fine gentlemen of the NWA who joined the Yorkies on Saturday in the lakes. And thanks to Mark for getting everyone over the final pass as I cut back along the river with the other early finishers.

Cheers
Si

No worries Si, in truth no guiding was required, your fellow modern mincing North Easterners led the way home.

Great ride though, really enjoyed it. Totally no need for either a modern bike, nor suspension either imho, poor form old boy! Hoping for better at the 3 tribes Peaks meet in a fortnights time!

Author:  Dr S [ Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:16 am ]
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:?: 05/05/10 :?:

Author:  Dr S [ Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:22 am ]
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The moment of truth!

Author:  sinnett177 [ Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:26 am ]
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Looks like a busy week for NW&NW Area riders.

- May 1st, the 3 tribes Peaks meet.

- May 5th, the Retrobike 8pm night ride.

- May 8th, the NW National Lake District event.


If your not fit now, you will be after all that!

Author:  Dr S [ Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:31 am ]
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Well I'm deffo doing the first two and I'm submitting a pass request for the third. I have a taste for the Lakes now. I will ride retro this time Mark :lol:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:54 am ]
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Great stuff. I've updated the NWA calendar and I'm clearing my diary for all this riding.
I'll be there for all three. In fact I think I'll be leading all three.


Crikey. :shock:

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:44 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
I'll be there for all three. In fact I think I'll be leading all three.


So, so comforting... :roll: :wink:

Mr K

Author:  neuroportal [ Sun May 02, 2010 8:15 am ]
Post subject:  Llandegla - this morning

If you see a bright orange Voodoo converted to Single Speed - Say hello. If you see the bike and no rider, call the ambulance. :)

Ben

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue May 04, 2010 12:48 pm ]
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Hello Ben :D

...and for everyone, I've updated the Calendar thread and noticed a few gaps later in the year which I'm sure will be filled.

Any suggestions for rides though? Or any locals keen to share their secret knowledge of backroads and singletrack gems...?

Please let us know and we'll stick it on the NWA calendar.

Author:  Sidewinder [ Tue May 04, 2010 2:22 pm ]
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My God another Wirralian, Hi Ben :lol:

Author:  neuroportal [ Wed May 05, 2010 2:13 pm ]
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Actually, said hi in the past, but the comment was more in relation to the post subject I put in which, in retrospect, was not very visible. That was I went to Llandegla that morning and was wondering If any Retrobikers where going. :)

But hey! Up the Wirral an all that. But hey Sidewinder, you doing the night ride thingummy?

Author:  Sidewinder [ Wed May 05, 2010 4:05 pm ]
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You got any plans Ben ?

Author:  neuroportal [ Wed May 05, 2010 4:16 pm ]
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I hadn't, only saw the event about a couple of days ago. Where abouts on the Wirral are you? Im Eastham way.

Author:  Sidewinder [ Wed May 05, 2010 4:19 pm ]
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About as far away as you can get I'm in Wallasey :cry: ,might go out for a quick recovery ride tonight ?

Author:  Woody [ Fri May 21, 2010 10:27 pm ]
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There's no typing on here so everyone must be out there getting fit for Mayhem ! How's the fitness levels doing lads ? :wink:

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Fri May 21, 2010 11:32 pm ]
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I'm going backwards, hardly been anywhere recently :(

Author:  sinnett177 [ Sat May 22, 2010 6:16 pm ]
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I'm getting back to fitness. Been doing a 30 mile commute to work each day, which is really paying dividends.

Really looking forward to Mayhem, it was a real highlight of last year for sure.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sat May 22, 2010 9:38 pm ]
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My fitness levels seem pretty good at the moment. (I've even been getting in some more running Woody!)

Put some drops onto my Saracen Sahara Single Speed today and went for a little early evening test run. Having never really ridden on drops before it was slightly scary at times finding the brake levers. For a fairly flat road ride I was woefully under-geared with my 34:18 off-road set up.
Spent half the time spinning and swallowing flies.
I am though looking forward to taking it down some tricky descents for some truly terrifying fun.

I'm thinking that a Saracen Sahara Seven Speed might be a better option though.

In terms of Mayhem, the Dyna Tech is the obvious choice, but I'd also like to finally get my Zaskar up and running too.

Author:  Dr S [ Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:34 am ]
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Big Weekender is go!


http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=783995#783995

We look forward to seeing you :wink:

Author:  sinnett177 [ Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:05 pm ]
Post subject: 

Dr S wrote:
Big Weekender is go!


http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=783995#783995

We look forward to seeing you :wink:

Winner, will be there.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:01 pm ]
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Continuing on from the Rossendale thread...

A midweek ride in the Macclesfield area would be good. How's about Wednesday 21st? Could go over to somewhere like Hayfield for a bit of a change from my local trails though.

Or is the priority a post ride curry?

Author:  sinnett177 [ Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:39 pm ]
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I'll struggle for next week but could do the week after. Think a nice couple of hour ride followed by a meal is the order of the day. Perhaps a Macc forest loop followed by meal and a beer?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:41 pm ]
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That week should be fine for me too. I'll be happy to ride wherever and whenever. 8)

Author:  EarlofBarnet [ Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:14 pm ]
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I've just found a couple of modern/semi-retro pics on one of my old flash drive. Thought I'd post up and share:

Orange Patriot (not sure of the year)
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Specialized Stumpjumper (2002?)
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Didn't own the Patriot for long, but had the Stumpy for around 4 years. Stumpy was an excellent bike, never once let me down.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:13 pm ]
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What's everyone been up to then? It's been very quiet in the NWA recently.

Unfortunately I won't be there for the Big Dirty Weekender as I'm away on a short holiday.
However I reckon a little ride or two is due during August. And we should really do something on 10/10/10 to celebrate the first anniversary of the Llandegla NWA pioneers ride.

Any suggestions for locations at all anyone?

Finally to the NWA Mayhem team, I haven't forgotten that we still need to do our debrief, ride and curry.
Once Woody stops working all his overtime to buy Yetis etc, we may all be available at some point.

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:30 pm ]
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I've not had an offroad ride since April :shock: and the road rides are just pottering / commuting :(

Author:  sinnett177 [ Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:15 pm ]
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Don't think we have a ride organised for August do we, only a suggestion but how about Whinlatter on the 28/9th?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:36 pm ]
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sinnett177 wrote:
Don't think we have a ride organised for August do we, only a suggestion but how about Whinlatter on the 28/9th?


Whinlatter sounds good but that date is a bit close to the OWMTBC isn't it? How about a week earlier? Would that make it the 21/22nd August...?

Author:  sinnett177 [ Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:17 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
sinnett177 wrote:
Don't think we have a ride organised for August do we, only a suggestion but how about Whinlatter on the 28/9th?


Whinlatter sounds good but that date is a bit close to the OWMTBC isn't it? How about a week earlier? Would that make it the 21/22nd August...?

It would but I can only do the 22nd and thats at a push as i'm working that night.

Author:  EarlofBarnet [ Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:49 am ]
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Whinlatter sounds good, up for it whenever you all are.

Author:  sinnett177 [ Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:58 am ]
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We should be ok for the 28/29th, if anyone is wishing to take part in OWMTBC they really do need to get a move on. What do you think Paul?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:12 am ]
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I'm more than happy to go for the 28th or 29th. My preference would be the Saturday.

And it'll be good to meet you Earl... :D

Author:  sinnett177 [ Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:48 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
I'm more than happy to go for the 28th or 29th. My preference would be the Saturday.

And it'll be good to meet you Earl... :D

Saturday 28th it is then, i'll get a thread together. Will be good to go a bit further North, maybe a macretro or two will join us.

Author:  Dr S [ Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:15 am ]
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Hello NWA
. For anyone planning on doing the Peaks Meet (and you should because it's brilliant) I have been ringing round to get some accomodation. My usual spot (and everywhere else I have tried) is fully booked that weekend but I have managed to find an off the radar place that has room.
So if you want an alternative to the infamous Woodbine B&B this is your chance
There are 3 rooms up for grabs with a total of 9 beds. Prices are from £15 to £28pppn for room only. Breakfasts are available at the excellent Causeway House for £6 extra ( Mark will vouch for how good the food is as well as the friendly hosts). Location is Castleton which is 10 mins walk/ 5 mins ride from Hope where the ride begins. The pubs in Castleton are open to 1am which is a bonus.

If you want a room/bed in a shared room on Friday or Saturday, please PM me ASAP as the Landlady is only holding the spaces until the weekend.

Cheers
Si

Author:  sinnett177 [ Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:37 pm ]
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Best get that accomodation booked then if your planning on staying over. I'm just making a day of it this year. Cheers for the info Si.

Author:  EarlofBarnet [ Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:40 pm ]
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28th sounds great :)

I was up there on Sunday and it was fairly worn. I think they need to close it for a month and get some work done to the trails, as it'll really suffer over winter as it is.

Author:  Woody [ Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:19 pm ]
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Ay up guys ! Hope everyone is well . Sorry i've not been on for a while ,i've been on my jollys in Ibiza ! ...party party then some sweaty mountain biking ! :lol:

I managed to get some riding in while i was there. I did a ride with a nice chap called Oliver who runs a mountain bike guided tour business.

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He had no retro steeds :cry: so I had to make do with a Cannondale.

I should be ok for the Whinlatter ride on the 28th. 8)

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:06 am ]
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Looks lovely Chris.
See you on the 28th. 8)

Author:  sinnett177 [ Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:16 pm ]
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Holidays cost money Chris, money that could be spent on more bikes!

See you at Whinlatter.

Author:  Woody [ Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:30 pm ]
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The money i saved not being on retrobike for a week paid for my holiday :lol:

My flat already looks like a bike shop mate, my hallway is an assault course made with bikes !

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:37 pm ]
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I've updated the NW&NWA Calendar.
Ride pencilled in for the 10th October in Wales to coincide with the 10/10/10 rides and celebrate the first anniversary of our area groups pioneering ride at Llandegla last year.

Sidewinder is organising it though, so I'm sure he'll let us all know the details soon.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:22 pm ]
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Just been updating the calendar again. Any suggestions for a ride in November anyone?

Author:  EarlofBarnet [ Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:29 pm ]
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Trip oooop North to Mabie forrest?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:30 pm ]
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EarlofBarnet wrote:
Trip oooop North to Mabie forrest?


A trip oooop North is always nice, but Mabie is firmly in MacRetro territory.

For a North West Area ride we'd be looking at keeping it in the North West Area. So that's pretty much all of Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire, with a few bits of North Yorkshire perhaps too.

May I suggest somewhere like Calderdale or perhaps the Western Dales...?

Author:  sinnett177 [ Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:29 am ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
EarlofBarnet wrote:
May I suggest somewhere like Calderdale or perhaps the Western Dales...?

A good call but lets remember its November so lets steer clear of boggy moorland. How about Rivington?

Author:  sinnett177 [ Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:37 am ]
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I see PoTM is an RB rides special, how about as a region we enter our favourite picture from this years rides, we've done some great scenic rides this year and have some good photographers amongst us. Does anyone have any suggestions of photos?

A couple of my favourites:

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Author:  giant-one [ Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:39 am ]
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What about Gisburn Forest again.

I know we all went there in Feb but they have improved and added to it since then.
Also there is more riding to be done outside the forest up ont moor.

What do you think???

Author:  sinnett177 [ Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:47 pm ]
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giant-one wrote:
What about Gisburn Forest again.

I know we all went there in Feb but they have improved and added to it since then.
Also there is more riding to be done outside the forest up ont moor.

What do you think???

I'm very tempted to redo Gisburn, but i'm liking the idea of not repeating any venue this year. Any thoughts on this DSP?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:04 pm ]
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sinnett177 wrote:
I'm very tempted to redo Gisburn, but i'm liking the idea of not repeating any venue this year. Any thoughts on this DSP?


Gisburn would certainly be worth a visit again. Maybe a 2011 ride though. I'm not keen on repetition.

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:09 pm ]
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How about my very own "Motorway Dash" its a series of bridelways near me intersected by the M53 and M56 motorways that have been churned up into rutted hell holes by the local yoof on their quads and it's all FLAT.

Bonza.

Author:  giant-one [ Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:09 pm ]
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Mark-DSP
Is there any riding to be done in the south west lakes area that you've not explored or now of any?

Say over towards Wast Water, Seascale's area????

Author:  sinnett177 [ Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:24 pm ]
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giant-one wrote:
Mark-DSP
Is there any riding to be done in the south west lakes area that you've not explored or now of any?

Say over towards Wast Water, Seascale's area????

I'm sure there is, mr_ship is probably the man to ask.

Author:  EarlofBarnet [ Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:45 am ]
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Grisedale?

Author:  giant-one [ Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:15 am ]
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I've been to Grizedale a few times and found it ok, Think this would be a good idea.

We could join Grizedale with some trails around Hawkshead etc???

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:09 am ]
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We took in a large chunk of Grizedale's North Face Trail on a Retrobike ride back in May this year. The ride started in Coniston and took in some brilliant natural trails before heading into the forest, and then back out onto more fantastic natural stuff. I think we did nearly 30 miles in total.

It's just a shame only three people including myself could make it for what for me was some of the best riding I've done this year.

We will go back at some point for sure.

Aftermath here > http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=101196

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:17 am ]
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giant-one wrote:
Mark-DSP
Is there any riding to be done in the south west lakes area that you've not explored or now of any?

Say over towards Wast Water, Seascale's area????



There is some great riding out to the South Western Lakes too.
I did a two day Autumn Polaris event a few years ago which started in Gosforth, with the overnight camp just next the Wast Water.

One of the checkpoints was on the beach just alongside Sellafield and was only accessible at low tide. Another was at the top of Black Sail Pass if I remember correctly. It was a great introduction to the trails in the area.
I've been back to the area a few times since and I'd happily return.

Anyway, there is plenty of potential over that way. I think I've got some published routes as well as a few ideas of my own.
As Mark says though it's pretty close to mr_ship's home patch.

Author:  Dr S [ Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:32 am ]
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Just a little reminder that the NE&YORKS area has a National Status Event on the 27th of November.

Plans are being drawn up now and its looking good. We were going to do a moorland epic but the trails are already getting rather gloopy so we are heading to Dalby.

As an extra bonus the RAC Historic Rally is taking place the same day in nearby Langdale so the outline plan is thus..

9:30 meet at Dalby for a guided tour around the new Pace Museum with Adrian Carter (TBC)

10:15 Ride around the best parts of Dalby Red and Black, plus a few of Gils secret trails, a play at the bikepark before more Red and a section of the UCI world cup course

11:30 Lunch at Jingleby Tea Rooms

12:15 More red before the helter skelter decsent into Langdale

13:30 RAC Rally in Langdale, a fast open section with all the best cars from the 60's and 70's in action- Escorts, Porsches, SAABs, Lancia Stratos etc

14:40 Return to Dalby for more red and the brilliant Riggs and Dales section

16:30 Finish at Purple Mountain Cafe for hot chocolate and cake.

Thread should be up in the next few days once we have got the plans ironed out. Should be a cracking day out and we would love to see our NWA there again.

Si

Author:  sinnett177 [ Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:38 am ]
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Some top suggestions here. I've been doing a fair of riding over Grizedale this year and it does indeed deserve a meet of its own and must be considered. But the attendance at the last S. Lakes event puts me off greatly. I think it best that we discuss this in greater detail over a bacon butty at this weekends North Wales meet and finalize this. It might also be worth staring a thread of ideas for rides next year to capture every bodies suggestions.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:56 pm ]
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Next NWA ride date and location now released.

Saturday 20th November: Rivington Pike

Details to follow once we've finalised a route.

Author:  mrlee [ Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:34 pm ]
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yes please^ is that were they did the common wealth games?

Author:  sinnett177 [ Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:49 pm ]
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Think Rivington was used for the Common Wealth games. I've never ridden there so should be a good place to explore as it seems popular.

Author:  Woody [ Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:19 pm ]
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I can make the 20th chaps. I think i need to get some winter mtb boots soon though. Will the cro-mega xt be ready for this mrlee ?

Author:  mrlee [ Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:38 pm ]
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Woody wrote:
I can make the 20th chaps. I think i need to get some winter mtb boots soon though. Will the cro-mega xt be ready for this mrlee ?

hope fully mate i only need a couple of bits ,its not far off now :wink:

Author:  paininthe [ Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:52 pm ]
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A weekend off, so shall be able to make this. Will be coming by rail to Blackrod a start at the south end would be nice?

Author:  kaytronika [ Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:48 pm ]
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I was a regular in Rivi with my Timberline BITD.

Depending on route length I may head up that way and look out for you all.

Author:  kaya [ Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:42 pm ]
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mrlee wrote:
is that were they did the common wealth games?


Yes I took the day off work with my mate to go and watch, there's some nice trails around there. I wouldn't mind joining you all on this, will have to try and sort something out

Author:  sinnett177 [ Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:59 pm ]
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Is anyone heading over to Dalby a week Saturday? Would be nice to see some NW faces at this National Status Retrobike Event. Details are here:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=119981

Author:  mr_ship [ Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:41 pm ]
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Might be back home next week Mark. Would like to get across for this, not been to Dalby riding for about 15 years :lol:

Author:  sinnett177 [ Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:48 pm ]
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Get in touch if you are Richard and we'll head over.

Author:  mr_ship [ Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:43 pm ]
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Will do Mark. Should be getting home Monday/Tuesday, nice short job :D

Author:  giant-one [ Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:13 am ]
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Yep defo going to this, can't wait. :D

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:30 pm ]
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Just posted up some details of a nice little ride on the 11th December.

I hope that some of you can join us.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:34 pm ]
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Right then. It's that time of year when we need to start thinking about 2011.
Along with supporting the Retrobike National Events Series, we'll be organising at least one ride each month at various places across the North West region. We'll also try to keep you up to date with what's going on in neighbouring regions too.

I've posted up a suggestions thread so you can put forward your ideas for where you want to ride next year.

All suggestions welcome of course.

Cheers

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:56 am ]
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This is worth a look if you haven't seen it already:
The Retrobike Rides December Newsletter

A round up of all the events, in all the regions, which have been happening this month and what's planned for the future.

If there are any errors or typos then please let me know as I edited it...
Sarcasm and verbal abuse optional.
:D

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:52 pm ]
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For anyone who was planning to go to Cannock on the 27th December for the Turkey Twizzler it has been postponed due to the weather.

More here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=127299

Anyone fancy a local ride instead?

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:38 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Anyone fancy a local ride instead?


Yes please, I have ridden my 2008 GT I-Drive to work all week so I need a retro ride, plus I have just finished my Kona Cindercone this evening.

Maybe the chap from Warrington (mikeekim89) would like to come also?

Author:  kaya [ Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:04 am ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Anyone fancy a local ride instead?


I'm over your side visiting family so am up for a ride, what you got in mind?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:45 am ]
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Right then. I've posted up an alternative to the postponed Cannock ride here:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=130118

Author:  kaya [ Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:26 pm ]
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Sorry about the last minute :roll: but it's only just bin sorted out, Were having a ride round Guisborough woods tomorrow and with me being the resident local Its up to me too show everyone round.
Just thought id post in here as I,ve been very made to feel very welcome on the last couple of rides (me being a yorkie) with you all.
Here's a link http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=130321 Happy New Year :D :D



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Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:24 pm ]
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I've posted up the new 2011 NW&NWA Calendar here:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=973983

As you will see it includes the National Events series dates along with HoNC and Mountain Mayhem.

Regional ride dates and locations have been added by Mr K for North Wales and I've pencilled in some dates for rides in the North West too.

We'll firm up locations and details well in advance of these dates and link up to an announcement thread as usual.

Keep the suggestions coming for more rides too though.

Author:  sinnett177 [ Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:36 pm ]
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Looking forward to the Malham ride, looks like another great year of riding too.

Author:  Dr S [ Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:07 pm ]
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Malham ride is go

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=975598#975598

see you there :wink:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:13 pm ]
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Settle to Malham ride added to the calendar along with a ride in the Forest of Rossendale area at the end of January.

I'll leave HarryCrumb to make the official announcement on this one as I know he's doing a route recce soon.

The 2011 calendar is filling up nicely with plenty of opportunities to get some riding in. I just need to shake off the Christmas lethargy and get fit again.

Author:  EarlofBarnet [ Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:10 am ]
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Settle ride looks good. Think I'll make the effort and head along to this :)

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:13 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Settle to Malham ride added to the calendar along with a ride in the Forest of Rossendale area at the end of January.

I'll leave HarryCrumb to make the official announcement on this one as I know he's doing a route recce soon.


I have now added some info for the Rossendale Ride, click below for the details so far


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:24 pm ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
drystonepaul wrote:
Settle to Malham ride added to the calendar along with a ride in the Forest of Rossendale area at the end of January.

I'll leave HarryCrumb to make the official announcement on this one as I know he's doing a route recce soon.


I have now added some info for the Rossendale Ride, click below for the details so far


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO


Sorry Martin, how do I find out more...?
:P :lol:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:50 pm ]
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I'm struggling to find the link too Martin...

I've updated the Aftermath Directory and the Bikes of the Rides 2010.

You'll notice that on four of the rides a winner was never selected. I'll do some retrospective polls so we can decide these.

I was then thinking of putting all the ride winning bikes up for automatic selection into a Bike of the Region 2010 title race, along with up to two submissions each from anyone else in the region. Similar rules as last year but with the additional entries from Bike of the Ride winners.

This means for example that HarryCrumb could have up to 5 bikes entered, Woody could have 3 and I'd just be stuck with the two open submissions for not winning any Bike of the Ride stickers in 2010.

You'll also notice that Sinnett177 is listed as winning at Gisburn (dubiously I might add) and not for the Chicken Chaser as he insists.
I don't make the rules (up as I'm going along)

Anyway, I'll post up some polls to decide the missing winners and then clarify the rules for the NWA Bike of the Region competition.
Then we'll gather all the submissions for the Bike of the Region, then it will be polling time and Woody can defend his title....

And remember... it's just for fun.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:52 pm ]
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Okay there are a mass of polls for you to go at. Have fun and please feel free to post up any more photos of the bikes up for votes.
I didn't have a great selection of shots to choose from.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:37 pm ]
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elpedro666 wrote:
Sorry Martin, how do I find out more...?


drystonepaul wrote:
I'm struggling to find the link too Martin...


Yes very good, I thought as we were all old gits you may need some visual aid.

Time to have a scan at the polls I think

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:31 pm ]
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So who is up for Mayhem then...?

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:47 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
So who is up for Mayhem then...?


well you have my answer already, so I'll start with a big YES

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:15 pm ]
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I'm going to make the effort this year.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:31 pm ]
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Easy_Rider wrote:
I'm going to make the effort this year.


Nice one Gav, you won't regret it. 10 man or 4/5 man team though?

Or will you be riding solo...?

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:02 am ]
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Riding solo! Are you mad, you've seen my level of fitness!
How many laps typically would you expect to do in a 4/5 man team?

Author:  KevD [ Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:05 am ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
So who is up for Mayhem then...?


Yes, with some mates. 1 of them doing it solo!

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:11 am ]
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Um, gut reaction is no, in a loud, shouty sort of way, for obvious fat/slow/unfit reasons, but maybe just maybe you should tell me a little bit more of what's actually involved...

Or if you're decent friends perhaps just warn me off it! :lol:

Not really keen on being the weak link in a decent team, but it is endurance (I guess) and I don't quit for bloody anything, so might not be that embarrassing, when do you need decisions by? Like to see how I get on at Whinlatter but that's not until March20 (and you should all come!)...

edit..........

Read the announcement now :roll: reckon the 10man not taking it too seriously squad might be within my abilities :) Still appreciate a second opinion though, and the loan of some lights - never really ridden in the dark, except when I got lost in the Forest of Bowland and I didn't enjoy that at all! :oops: lol:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:39 am ]
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It's a nine and a bit mile lap with quite a bit of climbing, quite alot of single track and when it rains, several tonnes of sticky mud.

Last year it was very dry and our 4 man teams did about 4 or 5 laps each, including two back to back overnight laps. The hardest part is the lack of sleep I suppose. The NWA team accumulated 18 laps. The winning teams were up in the 30's...

But lap times and numbers aren't really that important as long as you can get around before the mud in 'plasticine woods' swallows you and your bike.

10 man teams probably did maybe 2 laps at most, and spent the rest of the time drinking and heckling, and not necessarily getting any more sleep than anyone else.

Great event whether you are racing, riding or just there to watch and party.

The only rule with the NWA 'No sleep till breakfast' team is that we have to beat the Anglian 'Flatlanders'...

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:44 am ]
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Mayhem makes weak links out of everyone... witness DSP in the medical tent after midnight and our 'mighty' Captain looking a whiter shade of pale on Sunday morning...

Would be great to get two NW/NW Four Man teams out this year - looks entirely possible:

Team 1
Woody
DSP
Neil
Mark

Team 2
Harry
El Pedro
Easy
+ 1

Tis the best organised MTB event I've experienced (OWMTBC notwithstanding... ;-) )- consistently achieving the right balance between challenge and social. Retrobikers take it to the next level with our own camp area, DJs and midnight garden Jenga... WAGs love it too!

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:55 am ]
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Hello Neil

Glad to see you're keen for a good flogging again. We've pencilled you in for all five of your laps between 11pm and 7am so that the rest of us can get a good nights sleep.

I trust this will be acceptable...?

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:03 pm ]
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Didn't read Mark's main thread where he sneakily 'offers' to front the 10 man NW team... I knew he cracked last year despite 'managing' us to enure he had a decent night's kip...

From experience I know the 10 man teams are great for the social/banter, but you go home just a tad too fresh for my liking!

So yes, I'm up for another four man attack although I'd like to be consulted re. 'strategy'.... ;-)

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:08 pm ]
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'Ere! 'Ang on a mo, get me offa that bloomin' list you cheeky gets - I was only contemplating deserting the BBQ at all because of the ten man option! :oops: :lol:

Reckon racing two laps and surviving a third is about where I'm at, maybe get that up to three decent laps (or survive four) by the Summer, but realistically I think that's about my limit :?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:13 pm ]
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The first NWA four man team could well look like this then:

DSP
Woody
HarryCrumb
Mr K

I'm quite keen on the five man option too though to save a few quid on the entry fee, spread the load a bit and perhaps allow Mr K to actually get some sleep this year.

So who will be the fifth man?



Or woman.

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:44 pm ]
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Go on then, i'll be the 5th man

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:31 pm ]
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Easy_Rider wrote:
Go on then, i'll be the 5th man


And I was just about to offer ... ah well, never mind... 8)

Author:  sinnett177 [ Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:05 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
Easy_Rider wrote:
Go on then, i'll be the 5th man


And I was just about to offer ... ah well, never mind... 8)

10 man is the way forward for your first Mayhem, fancy signing up?

I'm more than willing to join a 4 or 5 man team, if someone fancies taking the Northern team arm band.

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:20 pm ]
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I thought the five man option had to be 'mixed'?? Mind you. Woody could pass in drag....

BTW Pedro, your a beter man than I on a bike, so let's not be having that shrinking violet approach - man up and get to Mayhem!

Author:  sinnett177 [ Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:22 pm ]
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Any word from Max? Is he looking for a team?

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:07 pm ]
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mrkawasaki wrote:
BTW Pedro, your a beter man than I on a bike, so let's not be having that shrinking violet approach - man up and get to Mayhem!


I'm not falling for that blatant lie/flattery just so you can watch me die horribly at 4am! If it is true it's only on the way down & I'm sure that's due more to my brakes being trustworthy than anything else! :P :lol:

I'm in for the ten man anyway, it's on the calendar and a PM is about to get sent...

Exciting!
8)

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:13 pm ]
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sinnett177 wrote:
10 man is the way forward for your first Mayhem, fancy signing up?


Quite agree, I was just kidding :wink:

PM sent, lord help me.... :shock: :lol:

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:32 pm ]
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Not sure what I have let myself in for. If the 5 man team has to be mixed then I bagsy not wearing the skirt!

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:18 pm ]
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Last chance to vote on the four undecided 'Bike of the Rides'.
Poll closes at midnight tonight.

Then I'll be inviting submissions to eventually decide the 'NW&NWA Bike of the Region 2011'.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:35 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Last chance to vote on the four undecided 'Bike of the Rides'.
Poll closes at midnight tonight.

Then I'll be inviting submissions to eventually decide the 'NW&NWA Bike of the Region 2011'.


Can I hear some love for my Dyna please? Currently undergoing major invasive surgery of the BB shell, and may not pull through... :shock: :cry: :cry: :cry:









Yeah, I'll take a sympathy vote! :wink: :lol:

Author:  mrlee [ Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:05 pm ]
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Can I here some love for my Dyna please? Currently undergoing major invasive surgery of the BB shell, and may not pull through... Shocked Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
[quote]

:shock: mines already been culled :cry:

whats to do with the dyna-tech :?:

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:10 pm ]
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mrlee wrote:
whats to do with the dyna-tech :?:


It's as seized as seized can be. Lots of the usual methods scare me too (heat/glue etc), already snapped a BB tool :shock:

It may just cut out eventually though, might even leave some threads if I'm lucky, save having to use one of those funny BBs and not being able to fit the m950 (V1 Octalink) cranks.

Otherwise I'll have three bikes without frames here! :roll:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:15 am ]
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The polls are closed and the belated Bike of the Ride winners are in:

Lake District - May 2010:
Sinnett177's 1993 Team Raleigh Dyna Tech ~ 7 votes [46%]

Clwydian Ranges - June 2010:
MrK's 1985ish Muddy Fox-before-they-were-Muddy Fox ~ 7 votes [53%]

Rossendale - July 2010:
Sinnett177's 1991 Alpinestars Ti-Mega ~ 5 votes [55%]

Macc Forest - October 2010
MrLee's 1992 Kona Fire Mountain ~ 5 votes [45%]


Well done to all the winners whose bikes automatically go forward as candidates for the Bike of the Region 2011.
All except Sinnett's Dyna Tech which already won at Gisburn.

Nice to see that my bikes came last in three of the polls and joint last in the other. Clearly not enough 200GS ridden by me last year.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:23 am ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Nice to see that my bikes came last in three of the polls and joint last in the other. Clearly not enough 200GS ridden by me last year.


Don't worry, it's just that no one wants to look like they're sucking up to teacher :wink: :lol:

Author:  sinnett177 [ Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:18 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
The polls are closed and the belated Bike of the Ride winners are in:

Lake District - May 2010:
Sinnett177's 1993 Team Raleigh Dyna Tech ~ 7 votes [46%]

Clwydian Ranges - June 2010:
MrK's 1985ish Muddy Fox-before-they-were-Muddy Fox ~ 7 votes [53%]

Rossendale - July 2010:
Sinnett177's 1991 Alpinestars Ti-Mega ~ 5 votes [55%]

Macc Forest - October 2010
MrLee's 1992 Kona Fire Mountain ~ 5 votes [45%]


Well done to all the winners whose bikes automatically go forward as candidates for the Bike of the Region 2011.
All except Sinnett's Dyna Tech which already won at Gisburn.

Nice to see that my bikes came last in three of the polls and joint last in the other. Clearly not enough 200GS ridden by me last year.

Result, thanks for the votes and thanks also to all who took part.


Mark
3 x BoTR Winner

Author:  giant-one [ Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:38 pm ]
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That just means your not allowed to win anymore :lol: :lol:

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:45 pm ]
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giant-one wrote:
That just means your not allowed to win anymore :lol: :lol:


Not sure I'm even going to talk to him... :P

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:37 pm ]
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HarryCrumb is also a three time BoTR winner in 2010. He had three different bikes though...

Full details of the winners here. --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=93927

These bikes will go through automatically and then everyone else (including the winners) can submit two (more) bikes for the Bike of the Region 2010 poll.

So Mark you'll get the Ti-Mega and the Dyna Tech included, and you can submit another two bikes.
Martin already has three bikes through automatically so he can add another two though. Potentially five bikes in total for him.

So there will no doubt be a big selection to chose from, but will all those bikes end up being vote splitters...?

Submission thread will go up tonight.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:54 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
So Mark you'll get the Ti-Mega and the Dyna Tech included, and you can submit another two bikes


Doesn't he get three...?
Image

:P :P :P

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:13 pm ]
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I suspect dark forces at work in BotR... again! Can we have a re-count on the Cwydian Ranges poll - it appears one of my bikes has won something. This hasn't happened in all my time here so I suggest to preserve my Ian Callaghan-style record, we adjust the records accordingly.

Mr K

PS. Now I remember - there was only me there... :wink:

Author:  mrlee [ Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:04 am ]
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surley my pre 1992 big dirty weekender 2 champion should be involved ?
.......but it won sir :(



:D

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:48 pm ]
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mrlee wrote:
surley my pre 1992 big dirty weekender 2 champion should be involved ?
.......but it won sir :(



:D


Not an NWA ride Lee. Besides which, aren't you selling it?

Anyway, you could throw it into the open vote: ---> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=136167

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:49 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
drystonepaul wrote:
So Mark you'll get the Ti-Mega and the Dyna Tech included, and you can submit another two bikes


Doesn't he get three...?
Image

:P :P :P


NO.

Author:  mrlee [ Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:15 pm ]
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:D[/quote]

Not an NWA ride Lee. Besides which, aren't you selling it?

Always worth a try

Got no choice really I will be selling four more soon before she files for an divorce :lol:
I'm Keeping the smoker and the kona and my new airfix raleigh cx 8)

P.s I do mates rates Paul

Has everybody got transport for cannock ?

Author:  kaya [ Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:08 pm ]
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mrlee wrote:

P.s I do mates rates


Make sure my name is first on the one with the stuck seat post and dented tubes :wink: MATE :lol:

Author:  mrlee [ Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:49 am ]
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kaya wrote:
mrlee wrote:

P.s I do mates rates


Make sure my name is first on the one with the stuck seat post and dented tubes :wink: MATE :lol:


Ohh Nigel :lol:

Author:  mrlee [ Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:11 am ]
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Oh I've just found a lovely marin for you mate (kaya)

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:06 pm ]
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Got a full front wheel build ahead of me tonight when I get in for the usual bike test tomorrow :shock:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:24 pm ]
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After much deliberation, I've just prepped the Marin for tomorrow.

What are you bringing along this time Martin...?

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:03 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
After much deliberation, I've just prepped the Marin for tomorrow.

What are you bringing along this time Martin...?


After much less deliberation, I'm still prepping the Marin for tomorrow

and it's not the Team Ti again

..................?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:14 am ]
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So... Is anyone going to submit anything else for the Bike of the Region poll?

Are the current contenders putting everyone else off?

I'll be throwing a couple in this week.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:52 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
So... Is anyone going to submit anything else for the Bike of the Region poll?

Are the current contenders putting everyone else off?

I'll be throwing a couple in this week.


I may sneak my Giant Escaper, and 1988 Rockhopper in there tonight :wink:

Author:  mrlee [ Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:14 am ]
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anybody up for this i went last year it was a realy good ride and the cake was amazing i have 2 chairs free

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:30 am ]
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Looks like a good 'un.

Before that though... Who is coming to Malham on Saturday?

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=131403

Author:  mr_ship [ Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:03 am ]
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Tempting fate here as I've not been hassled by work yet but hoping to be. First outing on the bike for ages....could be messy!!

Author:  Woody [ Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:04 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Looks like a good 'un.

Before that though... Who is coming to Malham on Saturday?

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=131403


I'm still up for this mate , i was going to offer you a lift but my new motor is buggered again ! :evil: can i get a lift from you :?:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:55 pm ]
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No worries Chris.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:37 pm ]
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As you may have seen, the aftermath threads are up for the latest ride up in the Dales.

Also I've been in touch with Orange71 and rc200ti from the Midlands group.
They are doing a ride around the Long Mynd in Shropshire on Thursday 24th March. It's a fair distance at 27 miles over some pretty strenuous terrain. I have been reassured that there will be a pub stop after the first 12.5 miles though.

Anyway, bearing in mind it's on a Thursday, anyone who is keen may need to book time off work etc. The invitation to join them is there and I'm hoping to make it along too.

PM me if you need any more details.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:05 pm ]
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Any linky Mr Paul?

Used to stomp around there a fair bit, very much up & then down, but some amazing trails and scenery 8) Good chance I'll make it (too soon after Whinlatter for comfort though :cry:) if anyone wants to jump in the banger with me :)

Edit:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... start=2670

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:11 pm ]
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All paid up and details in for Mountain Mayhem.
Nice to see a strong contingent from the NWA, however be warned as:
sinnett177 wrote:
The following teams are fully paid for etc and i'll entering them by hand.

Entering them by hand? Sounds like an abuse of power to me.

Author:  sinnett177 [ Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:49 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
however be warned as:
sinnett177 wrote:
The following teams are fully paid for etc and i'll entering them by hand.

Entering them by hand? Sounds like an abuse of power to me.

I'm still searching for the inner chimp.

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:38 pm ]
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Sinnett - so how come you dumped your old team mates to allegedely go ten-manning, only to turn up in a new four-man... to add insult to intrigue, you then manage to make self-professed Mayhem-hater Edwards imply he's going to ride....?

Must have been some very curious goings on, deep in them FoD woods...

Author:  sinnett177 [ Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:00 pm ]
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mrkawasaki wrote:
Sinnett - so how come you dumped your old team mates to allegedely go ten-manning, only to turn up in a new four-man... to add insult to intrigue, you then manage to make self-professed Mayhem-hater Edwards imply he's going to ride....?

Must have been some very curious goings on, deep in them FoD woods...

Ruddock - The four man team came around purely through extra demand for numbers. I really wanted to ride 10 this year to give me more time to heckle you and perhaps ensure your good lady had the kettle on for those brews you tend to stop for just 500 yards into the lap. Anyway, how was your day up the Wrexham yesterday? I can only guess it was the National Championships or perhaps International Championships, after all you've been playing cycle polo for nearly a year now.

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:55 pm ]
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Sinnett - still doesn't add up....

How come an elite rider like Gil is in the 10s and Edwards, a man who needs as large an audience as can be mustered, is billeted with you?

I also recall Edwards pronouncing that he'd not ride Mayhem until Pat was under 20 stone, that it was too expensive, too close to home, too boring a course etc.

My theory is that after he molested you whilst unconcious in the FoD, he's mailed you the negatives....

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:00 pm ]
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Image

Ruddock; you will go on my first whistle, Sinnett; you will go on my second whistle...

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:12 pm ]
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Moving on from the battle of the NACs, we have an NWA ride scheduled on the 26th March.

Now during the Settle to Malham ride, a few people mentioned Gisburn as a potential venue for that date.
Is this a bit too close geographically to the last ride though, plus I'd really like to visit Gisburn during the summer for a change.

Any other ideas though?

Author:  giant-one [ Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:54 pm ]
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What about your neck of the woods Paul?

Somewhere over that side of the pennines would be a welcomed change :D

We should do Gisburn in the summer as there should be new trails to explore by then.

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:24 pm ]
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Was up at Gisburn last Sunday with Richard + Graham and can report it's quite heavy going on the top loop at the mo so might be worth waiting until it's dried up a bit :?

Should be available on the 26th where ever is decided so count me in.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:27 pm ]
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giant-one wrote:
What about your neck of the woods Paul?


I was thinking of somewhere around Hayfield in the High Peak, Derbyshire.

There's plenty of great routes to piece together. I'd be happy to show everyone around.

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:29 pm ]
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Sounds like a plan!

Author:  giant-one [ Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:15 am ]
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Sounds good to me too. Count me in. :D

Author:  KevD [ Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:49 pm ]
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giant-one wrote:
We should do Gisburn in the summer as there should be new trails to explore by then.

They have just opened up the eggbury road bypass / circle (see pic, in purple)

We are starting next week on the next new section (dotted on map & close up)

Anybody free second Sunday of any month and want to help check it out here
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=24782136080

New section will be very nice, and different, in the forest where its mainly non-conifers, downhill

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Author:  HarryCrumb [ Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:32 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
giant-one wrote:
What about your neck of the woods Paul?


I was thinking of somewhere around Hayfield in the High Peak, Derbyshire.

There's plenty of great routes to piece together. I'd be happy to show everyone around.


I'd be up for that, and it would be nice to get back to Derbyshire for a change.

Gisburn would be good in the summer, it's really fast in the dry, I was up there just after the OldWorld..... in August and the Parkpre was on fire :wink:

I plan on doing a lot of evening rides up there during the summer, as I finish work at 15.30, so loads of daylight.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:57 pm ]
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Right then we'll go with Hayfield on the 26th of March, and look at a visit to Gisburn during the long hot dry summer we are bound to have, as we do each and every year. June 4th is on the calendar as possibility. Could also look at August.

I'll update the calendar and put an announcement thread together next week.

Author:  giant-one [ Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:21 pm ]
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lovely jubbly :D

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:35 pm ]
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Afraid I'll be in the Midlands for Kiran's lil' sister's Birthday :(

Probably still be knack'd from Whinlatter anyway though! :oops: :lol:

Author:  mrlee [ Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:29 am ]
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Kayas killdale cake run
mrlee wrote:
anybody up for this i went last year it was a realy good ride and the cake was amazing i have a chair free

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=


It's this weekend so if anyones playing out let me no asap, ta,
Lee.

Author:  giant-one [ Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:56 am ]
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Me Edd and Graham will be there. Looking forward to this, well cake anyway :lol: :roll:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:57 pm ]
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Sadly the combination of distance and my other half's birthday means I won't be able to make it for this ride.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:02 pm ]
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mrlee wrote:
Kayas killdale cake run
mrlee wrote:
anybody up for this i went last year it was a realy good ride and the cake was amazing i have a chair free

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=


It's this weekend so if anyones playing out let me no asap, ta,
Lee.


I had been planning to attend, but "The Wife" has got me down for some birthday meal thing and the location means that the travel times are too much for me to get home when I need to.

Author:  sinnett177 [ Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:18 pm ]
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A combination of working Saturday and Whinlatter Sunday have ruled me out, looks like its worth the effort though especially with good weather forecast.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:14 am ]
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You sure Martin? Have you seen Lee getting home 'efficiently'...? :wink:

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:59 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
You sure Martin? Have you seen Lee getting home 'efficiently'...? :wink:


i got back from mallam the last time in 50mins :wink:

Author:  mrlee [ Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:19 pm ]
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hey up , has anybody ever rode the cheshire ring ? can it be done in a day ?
i have been interested in this 99 ish mile loop for a while now but recently a colleague at work has shown interest too ,so its looking like we will be riding it very soon, possibly the 2nd bank holiday coming up
p.s on retro's too :wink:
Lee.

Image

Author:  elPedro666 [ Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:27 pm ]
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mrlee wrote:
hey up , has anybody ever rode the cheshire ring ? can it be done in a day ?
i have been interested in this 99 ish mile loop for a while now but recently a colleague at work has shown interest too ,so its looking like we will be riding it very soon, possibly the 2nd bank holiday coming up
p.s on retro's too :wink:
Lee.


You've had this brewing for a while I think...? :wink: :lol:

Reckon I'd be up for a go at it over two days, really not sure about one :? although it'd be a very cool thing to do setting off at sunrise on midsummer's day 8)
[/hippy]

Need to find a saddle I can actually get on with first though! :x

Author:  elPedro666 [ Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:28 pm ]
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PS, 99mile ish - surely 99mile, or hundred mile ish :? :wink: :lol:

Author:  mrlee [ Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:14 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
PS, 99mile ish - surely 99mile, or hundred mile ish :? :wink: :lol:


:oops: didn't want to put you off pete :lol: think its actually 97 miles our plan is to camp but just gathering info at the mo,,,
does the bridgewater cut pass your'e window mate?
next time we are out pete you will have to try my brooks b17 its done well over 1000 miles now ,its an actual ar*e hammock 8) ,
Lee.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:23 pm ]
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mrlee wrote:
elPedro666 wrote:
PS, 99mile ish - surely 99mile, or hundred mile ish :? :wink: :lol:


:oops: didn't want to put you off pete :lol: think its actually 97 miles our plan is to camp but just gathering info at the mo,,,
does the bridgewater cut pass your'e window mate?
next time we are out pete you will have to try my brooks b17 its done well over 1000 miles now ,its an actual ar*e hammock 8) ,
Lee.


Ah well, if it's just 97... :lol:

I have begun wondering about a Brooks - on the Alibi though?! :shock:
[/tart]

I think it must pass within a few hundred yards at least - definitely a breakfast/dinner/tea stop if not an overnighter. Doesn't look like we're in the right place to make it the overnight stop though...

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:26 pm ]
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Hello my NW chums! Pete and me had a spin just over the boarder the other week and we both thought it'd be retro friendly. We thought it might be a good idea to ride this route mid week so those that work weekends could attend. If there's no interest in that I'm happy to organise a weekend ride on this route later in the year. Be a good 'un for a cross section meet.

I started a thread in the Yorks section and would value your opinion :wink:

Hope to catch you all soon. Edd.

Author:  KevD [ Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:14 am ]
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mrlee wrote:
hey up , has anybody ever rode the cheshire ring ? can it be done in a day ?
i have been interested in this 99 ish mile loop for a while now but recently a colleague at work has shown interest too ,so its looking like we will be riding it very soon, possibly the 2nd bank holiday coming up
p.s on retro's too :wink:
Lee.

Image


The 47 mile loop - Mary Townley Loop / Pennine Bridleway take about 7.5 hours for fit MTBers I'm told. I'm fancying a go at it shortly!

http://www.idonohoe.com/mary_map_580.htm

Author:  mrlee [ Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:41 am ]
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KevD wrote:

The 47 mile loop - Mary Townley Loop / Pennine Bridleway take about 7.5 hours for fit MTBers I'm told. I'm fancying a go at it shortly!

http://www.idonohoe.com/mary_map_580.htm


is that youre quick after work route there kev :lol:
looks like like a belter that mate ,have you done it before?
Lee.

Author:  KevD [ Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:05 pm ]
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I live in the centre of it, and have done maybe 10 miles of it on my various recent exploring rides.

I'd have a go at Easter if anybody was mad enough to try it with me? Im off from Easter Thursday (21st) till the 3rd.

I think I'm only just fit enough, and the longest I've ridden is 5 hours in the last 6 months and probably did 1/3 of that distance - lol. Biggest distance I've done is full lap of Dalby which I've done twice.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:46 pm ]
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Is there a ride happening this Saturday, or did I imagine it in my delirium? Sure Gav mentioned one as I was washing my bike (you should see my chain 8)), but I was pretty wasted by then! :oops:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:30 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
Is there a ride happening this Saturday, or did I imagine it in my delirium? Sure Gav mentioned one as I was washing my bike (you should see my chain 8)), but I was pretty wasted by then! :oops:


Nothing on the NWA calendar, although the Three Tribes was originally scheduled for the 30th.
You're quite welcome to suggest something though Pete if you don't mind getting your chain dirty.

Personally I prevent chain wear by ejecting mine on downhill sections where pedaling is unnecessary.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:39 am ]
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Hmm, think I'd have to take something else... :oops: They're all looking pretty minty at the moment though 8)

If I ever kick this blummin cold I might do something akin to actual training - maybe a fast (ha!) lap (or even two) of Gisburn...

Very open to suggestions though :)

Author:  KevD [ Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:47 am ]
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Shout and I might be game for a ride :)

Gisburn is fast at the moment, with dry conditions and the resurfaced climb. A lap took me 1:14, did 2.5 laps @ 1:30/lap pace the other day - was aiming for 3 laps to see if IO was fit enough to tackle the 47 mile Mary Townley loop - answer = not yet!

Author:  mrlee [ Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:27 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Personally I prevent chain wear by ejecting mine on downhill sections where pedaling is unnecessary.


shedding weight on downhill sections is not very sporting sir ,tut and to think i was going to pass you on the banking untill you activated you're cunning link ejector plan ,
let me no if there is to be a ride at weekend please, cheers,
Lee.

Author:  sallyliao [ Wed May 11, 2011 7:51 am ]
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I'd be up for a blast in the peaks. As long as there's plenty notice so I can sort a pass from the wife and kids (she's no cyclist).
Be nice to meet some of the fellas on here plus make me finish off my Zaskar for the occasion.
Keep us informed






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Author:  sinnett177 [ Thu May 12, 2011 7:56 pm ]
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So whose off to FoD then?

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Thu May 12, 2011 8:01 pm ]
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sinnett177 wrote:
So whose off to FoD then?


cant wait, Iam travelling down with Pete 6am start from Manchester with a detour to pick up charlieboy

Author:  sinnett177 [ Thu May 12, 2011 8:04 pm ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
sinnett177 wrote:
So whose off to FoD then?


cant wait, Iam travelling down with Pete 6am start from Manchester with a detour to pick up charlieboy

Travelling with Pete you say, i'll expect you half an hour late then Martin!

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Thu May 12, 2011 8:19 pm ]
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I really wanted to go but I don't think it's possible now, too much on :(

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu May 12, 2011 8:21 pm ]
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I'll have a slight head start from usual. Setting off from just outside Alton Towers on Saturday morning.
The journey still looks like it'll take 2 1/2 hours, so a 7:30am set off I reckon.

Never been to the FoD so very much looking forward to it.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu May 12, 2011 8:21 pm ]
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Shame you can't make it Gav.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun May 22, 2011 8:34 pm ]
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Okay the NWA Calendar has been updated. Next ride will be courtesy of mrlee and his secret knowledge of Hobson Moor.

Announcement thread here: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=150846

Looks like a good un.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:11 pm ]
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Next ride up on the calendar. A return to do the Settle to Malham loop along with the Yorkies.
Hopefully this time we won't get any snow...!

Announcement here: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=154631

Author:  kaya [ Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:49 pm ]
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Pics and aftermath from the weekend Here

cheers kaya

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:12 am ]
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Anyone up for this tonight?
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 34#1182034

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:28 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:


cant make this one, I'd like to do one of these though, is there a calendar of the dates somewhere?

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:32 pm ]
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It's on British Cycling's calendar, that's all I've seen. Every other week, two more after tonight, Boggart's Hole Clough, Blackely and Chorlton Water Park.

Author:  mrlee [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:26 am ]
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anyone going up to Drumlanrig next month?
im struggling with a camping pass at the mo so im going to try for a day trip.
Lee.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:51 am ]
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mrlee wrote:
anyone going up to Drumlanrig next month?
im struggling with a camping pass at the mo so im going to try for a day trip.
Lee.


We're up near Edinburgh the weekend before for a wedding, so I've swung a week camping with the bikes on economic grounds ("the price of diesel...!") :wink:

ROAD TRIP! :lol:

So no help this time, sorry :( Although you're welcome to tent space if it helps :)

Author:  Aqua [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:35 am ]
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Hello folks, I'm new to this forum,but have been offroading for decades.I and probably a few friends would like to join you on one of the weekend rides that you organise,but I cannot ride on saturdays due to work.Do you do any rides on a sunday?
Cheers,John.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:37 am ]
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Aqua wrote:
Hello folks, I'm new to this forum,but have been offroading for decades.I and probably a few friends would like to join you on one of the weekend rides that you organise,but I cannot ride on saturdays due to work.Do you do any rides on a sunday?
Cheers,John.


Short answer, yes! Be great to have you (all) along, calendar is looking a little sparse but I'm fairly confident there are a few things in the pipeline to be announced any time soon... :wink:

Author:  Aqua [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:03 pm ]
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Thanks,I'll look forward to meeting you all.

Author:  giant-one [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:01 pm ]
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mrlee wrote:
anyone going up to Drumlanrig next month?
im struggling with a camping pass at the mo so im going to try for a day trip.
Lee.


Lee.
We will be going for the day so will be aiming to go in 2 cars so might be a plan evolving :D

let me know pal.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:09 pm ]
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Welcome Aqua. We'll arrange a Sunday ride in the near future and let you know. You will of course be more than welcome to join us.

And ElPedro; yes there will be some more rides announced soon. Just waiting on some info from a couple of people.

Oh and I'm going up the M6 for Drumlanrig too. I'll be splitting the journey and stopping over somewhere on the Friday night and returning Saturday evening. Only one spare seat in my plastic car though...

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:35 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
stopping over somewhere on the Friday night and returning Saturday evening


You don't fancy staying for the ride on Sunday then...? :? :P

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 5389f0#top

Author:  kaya [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:44 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
drystonepaul wrote:
stopping over somewhere on the Friday night and returning Saturday evening


You don't fancy staying for the ride on Sunday then...? :? :P

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 5389f0#top



Think he's bin on the shandy again :wink: :lol:

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:21 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Welcome Aqua. We'll arrange a Sunday ride in the near future and let you know. You will of course be more than welcome to join us.

And ElPedro; yes there will be some more rides announced soon. Just waiting on some info from a couple of people.


am I one of those people, do I need to pull my finger out :wink:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:52 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
drystonepaul wrote:
stopping over somewhere on the Friday night and returning Saturday evening


You don't fancy staying for the ride on Sunday then...? :? :P

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 5389f0#top


Doh! what I meant was...

Of course I'll be there for the Sunday.

I am about to crack open a beer though Vern.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:56 pm ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
am I one of those people, do I need to pull my finger out :wink:


Actually no, unless you have another ride in mind. Waiting for some info about Machnyncleth from Mr K and giant-one is putting a route together around Dent and Ribblehead in the Dales.

We'll have to settle on some dates.

Author:  giant-one [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:57 pm ]
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Oh bugger, I'm one of them. Sorry Paul, been busy at work and forgot.

I have a route planned but it may need trimming down a bit as it's 22 mile ish.

We can start at dent station, working our way to Ribble head Viaduct (Pub stop if needed) then work our way under the Viaduct and up over Wernside with one hell of a decent into Dent (Pub stop here too) and work our way back to the station.

The route is from an MBR mag but cannot for the life in me find it on there website?

If any can get it off there that would be a great help.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:01 pm ]
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Great Rick, the ride Edd & I did was a cracker too - ideal retro territory 8)

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:05 pm ]
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all sounds good, are there any dates in mind for these?

Author:  giant-one [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:12 pm ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
all sounds good, are there any dates in mind for these?


No dates what so ever at the moment :roll: :lol:

The one you did with Edd, Pete is a good ride and have thought about doing this but with an extra bit added which cut the 5mile road ride out at the begining and takes you over Sharphaw which was on the left of you when you did the road section, bit of a climb but good technical downhill when dry but an absolute tw*t when its boggy. Slip sliding fun :lol: :lol:

Going to do a different loop from Malham on Sat if anyone is interested.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:14 pm ]
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giant-one wrote:
Going to do a different loop from Malham on Sat if anyone is interested.


Might well be up for that, have to wrack my brains for what we're up to...

Author:  giant-one [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:20 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
giant-one wrote:
Going to do a different loop from Malham on Sat if anyone is interested.


Might well be up for that, have to wrack my brains for what we're up to...


Cool.
Edd's a defo for sat, just need Graham to get a pass. :roll:
Won't be riding retro as Edd's needs to break in his new RS forks on his five so bring the Mmbop :wink: :lol:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:15 pm ]
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I'm thinking the weekend after Drumlanrig for the Dent ride. Which would make it the weekend of 20th-21st August.

I'll have a look for that route in my MBR back issues. I have a shoebox full of all the ones I've kept over the past 12 years or so. It'll probably be there somewhere.

Any idea whether it was a recent issue or older...?

I ridden over that way a few times before and it's a brilliant place to ride. I'm sure we can piece together a great route even if we can't find it in a magazine.

Author:  Dr S [ Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:22 am ]
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There is some great stuff around Dent Head. Start and finish at The Mortal Man pub. Great ales in there.


On another note,, is anyone staying in Hope/ Castleton on the friday night before the Peaks Meet? Defiant Bas is flying over on the Friday from Haarlem and we can't decide on a night out up here in the North East or to head down to the Peaks early.

Si

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:11 am ]
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If Bas and you get to the Peaks early I'm sure a MCR contingent can come over for dinner or show you round town...

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:01 pm ]
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No accommodation organised yet but I'm sure we can sort something out for the Friday night. It will be great to have Bas along for the ride.

The Peaks ride announcement thread will be up in a couple of weeks with various accommodation and ride options.

Author:  Dr S [ Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:04 pm ]
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I will book my usual lodgings for the friday then.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:21 pm ]
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Unfortunately the Machnyncleth weekend has had to be postponed.
We'll make an announcement about the new dates when they are finalised, but an early suggestion is for Saturday October 8th with the option to stay over and do a ride on Sunday too.
I've added this to the calendar subject to confirmation.

This leaves weekend of the 30th-31st July free.

I had thought about the Dent ride, but it's short notice and I'd prefer to have a bit of a run up for such a great place to ride. I still propose the weekend of 20-21 August. Is Saturday or Sunday the preferred option though?

Also with the last weekend in July now free (and marked on the calendar) shall we quickly plan a ride somewhere.
Suggestions please.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:33 pm ]
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Right I've updated the calendar with all these changes. There's a few TBCs which need to be confirmed but the second half of the year is taking shape nicely.

Have a look here: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=131089

Author:  giant-one [ Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:39 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
I'm thinking the weekend after Drumlanrig for the Dent ride. Which would make it the weekend of 20th-21st August.

I'll have a look for that route in my MBR back issues. I have a shoebox full of all the ones I've kept over the past 12 years or so. It'll probably be there somewhere.

Any idea whether it was a recent issue or older...?

I ridden over that way a few times before and it's a brilliant place to ride. I'm sure we can piece together a great route even if we can't find it in a magazine.


Paul. It was April 2010 I have the mag but lost the map, although I did mark it on an OS map. :)

May be struggling for the 20th and the 21st, also Beavis may not be able to make it then too as he will be driving back from Cornwall.

Author:  giant-one [ Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:11 am ]
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Ha ha, Ive found the map :D

I think it might be best to start from Ribblehead then work our way up and over Whernside with a brake busting decent into Dent for a pub stop then make our way to Dent station, Dent Fell and back to Ribblehead.

What do you think??

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:03 am ]
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Sounds great. What date is good for you and Beavis?

Author:  giant-one [ Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:56 am ]
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The wkend after would prob be better either sat or sun?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:27 am ]
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That's the 27-28th August bank holiday weekend. I'm happy to go with that. Any objections?

Also is Saturday or Sunday better?

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:10 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
That's the 27-28th August bank holiday weekend. I'm happy to go with that. Any objections?

Also is Saturday or Sunday better?


Are we going for the usual Sat or is this a Sun ride for those who can't do Sats? I can do either at the minute.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:23 pm ]
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In this instance, with it being the bank holiday, I'd personally prefer the Saturday. But I can do either.

Author:  giant-one [ Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:40 pm ]
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Sorry for the late reply chaps, I forgot about this. :roll:

Saturday would be better :)

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:53 am ]
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:cry: Stop sorting rides for when I'm at work! :evil:

Could do Sunday but working all day Saturday and since it's summer there's not much chance of leave. :roll:

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:40 pm ]
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http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events ... dness-No-5

Quick reminder for anyone near Mancunia tonight!

Author:  kaya [ Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:23 pm ]
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If any one fancys a ride on Sunday the 7th have a look-see.............. Here............. every one welcome 8)

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:47 am ]
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Calendar updated.

Gone for Saturday 27th August for the Dent and Ribblehead ride. It'll be a long ride and a good challenge with not many options to short cut back. In short, it'll be tough.
Announcement and details here: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=161951

There's also the Retrobike National Series event in the Peak District a few short weeks away too.
It would be great if anyone from the NWA could indicate whether they can make it along on the announcement thread for that ride too please: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=161732

Some great riding coming up then!

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:41 pm ]
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Anyone fancy another attempt at the Ribblehead-Dentdale ride later on in September?

Either that or a Macclesfield Forest/Buxton/Three Shires Head ride.

Also fancy a ride from or near Sheffield at some point too so I can reminisce on my university years.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:33 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Anyone fancy another attempt at the Ribblehead-Dentdale ride later on in September?

Either that or a Macclesfield Forest/Buxton/Three Shires Head ride.

Also fancy a ride from or near Sheffield at some point too so I can reminisce on my university years.


Yes! :D
Been dealing with illness in the family recently (all sorted now, with a bit of luck) so gagging to get out again!

Also found some old MBUK routes from '91ish, including a good looking 22miler over Jacob's ladder, if anyone fancies some retro route-finding... :lol:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:39 pm ]
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Hello Pete.
I've also been looking through some of my old route guides both from magazines and from guidebooks.

There are some great routes and great memories entwined within them.
I'm thinking of working my way through one of the books, completing all the routes a bike from the same year the book was published.

There's a Jacob's Ladder route in a couple of them.

Author:  giant-one [ Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:55 pm ]
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Jacob's Ladder route :shock: :twisted:
I'll push :lol:

I'm staying off suspensionless bikes for a while as trying to get my right wrist sorted and no it's not that reason before anyone starts. :roll:

Got an MRI next week with a view to having an op.
It was painfull after Drumlanrig so will be on my five till its sorted me thinks.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:42 pm ]
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giant-one wrote:
will be on my five till its sorted me thinks.


Excuses, think you're just going soft... :P Did enjoy the 'Bop at Drum though :oops:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:43 pm ]
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Here are some of those guidebooks I was talking about:

Image
These ones were published between 1991 and 1993.

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The one on the left is from 1991/92 and on the right from 1997.

Image
And here is the Jacobs Ladder route from the 91/92 'Mountain Bike Guide'

I think this book is the one I'd want to work my way through.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:54 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Here are some of those guidebooks I was talking about:

And here is the Jacobs Ladder route from the 91/92 'Mountain Bike Guide'

I think this book is the one I'd want to work my way through.


I was bought that book when I lived near Chesterfield, just before I moved away to uni, so never did get to go through it, would be cool to do the routes on my Avalanche using the actual wheels I still have though.

Author:  giant-one [ Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:42 pm ]
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I've got one for the North Dales that I would love to work through but it is a little bit newer than those classic ones. :D

Author:  paininthe [ Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:13 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Anyone fancy another attempt at the Ribblehead-Dentdale ride later on in September?



I would like aswell, but need firm dates so I can arrange time off, two of a six man team off sick at the moment.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:35 pm ]
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That Jacob's ladder route seems to be backwards to me, sure it's much better the other way round!

Author:  kaya [ Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:41 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
That Jacob's ladder route seems to be backwards to me, sure it's much better the other way round!



Na its the right way round as you have to descend chapel gate 8) Ive ridden that route a few time with Mrlee over the years.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:51 pm ]
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kaya wrote:
elPedro666 wrote:
That Jacob's ladder route seems to be backwards to me, sure it's much better the other way round!



Na its the right way round as you have to descend chapel gate 8) Ive ridden that route a few time with Mrlee over the years.


Afraid that Chapel Gate had been brutalised by JCBs the last time I was up there :cry: Not all the way up, but they had made quite a mess of it :(

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:21 pm ]
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Anybody want to suggest a ride for the last weekend in September?

Author:  giant-one [ Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:59 pm ]
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How about a blast around Lee and Crag Quarry in Bacup??

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:08 pm ]
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giant-one wrote:
How about a blast around Lee and Crag Quarry in Bacup??


Permission for modern silliness on those rocks :shock: :lol:

I've got an absolutely belting old-school route in the Peaks if everyone's feeling epic?! One of MrLee & Vern's regulars too I believe - set off from Barber Booth (free parking under the railway bridge) up to Rushup Edge, to the bottom, turn right on the Pennine bridleway & back over Jacobs ladder. The run back to the car goes on & on, some amazing descending and practically none of it on tarmac :wink:

Not particularly long, but it does take time & effort, befitting of a mid-nineties magazine 'Classic Route' :D

Author:  giant-one [ Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:48 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
giant-one wrote:
How about a blast around Lee and Crag Quarry in Bacup??


Permission for modern silliness on those rocks :shock: :lol:

Hell yes. :lol: :D Me and Graham went over there on Sat. Had so much fun :D

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:52 pm ]
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giant-one wrote:
Hell yes. :lol: :D Me and Graham went over there on Sat. Had so much fun :D


Did you take the bikes...? :P :P :P :lol:

Author:  giant-one [ Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:17 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
giant-one wrote:
Hell yes. :lol: :D Me and Graham went over there on Sat. Had so much fun :D


Did you take the bikes...? :P :P :P :lol:


You're only jealous :P :P

Er of course we did :roll: :lol:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:37 pm ]
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Just realised that the last weekend in September is this weekend.
As such I'll be doing the route below on Saturday 24th:

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If anyone wants to join me than please say so here. Meet up in Hayfield at about 11am and decide which direction to tackle the loop depending on which way the wind is blowing.

I won't put up a full announcement thread this time though.

Anyone welcome but no modern bikes please.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:50 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Just realised that the last weekend in September is this weekend.
As such I'll be doing the route below on Saturday 24th:

If anyone wants to join me than please say so here. Meet up in Hayfield at about 11am and decide which direction to tackle the loop depending on which way the wind is blowing.

I won't put up a full announcement thread this time though.

Anyone welcome but no modern bikes please.


I'll have to miss this one, finally got an electrician booked for Sat to do some work, only took a year.

Hope you have better weather than I had on sat when I did a 70 mile charity road ride with work, one puddle I went through came up to the hubs on my wheels!!

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:45 pm ]
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Is anyone thinking of joining me on Saturday?

I might be picking up some bike related stuff at some point over the weekend so I could do with seeing how flexible I can be time wise.

Author:  kaya [ Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:13 am ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Just realised that the last weekend in September is this weekend.
As such I'll be doing the route below on Saturday 24th:

Image

If anyone wants to join me than please say so here. Meet up in Hayfield at about 11am and decide which direction to tackle the loop depending on which way the wind is blowing.

I won't put up a full announcement thread this time though.

Anyone welcome but no modern bikes please.


I'm very surprised Mrlee hasn't chipped in on this one, its a ride he's done many times :wink:

Ps the arrows in the pic give a clue as to which way the route should be done :lol:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:52 am ]
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kaya wrote:
Ps the arrows in the pic give a clue as to which way the route should be done :lol:


I drew the arrows onto the page shortly after I got the book. It does match the route description though.
Although the route does work both ways, the descents are better going anti-clockwise.

I may switch the ride to Sunday instead by the way. I'm keen to do it this weekend, so let me know if there is anyone who wants to join me on either day.

Author:  mrlee [ Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:06 pm ]
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Sorry i cant make it I'm with my daughter all day ,see you soon Paul,
Lee.

Author:  Woody [ Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:23 pm ]
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Sorry Drystonekid , i'm working saturday and doing macc half marathon on sunday morning ! Another time fella. Have a good ride , weathers looking ok for sunday :D

Author:  kaya [ Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:42 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
kaya wrote:
Ps the arrows in the pic give a clue as to which way the route should be done :lol:


I drew the arrows onto the page shortly after I got the book. It does match the route description though.
Although the route does work both ways, the descents are better going anti-clockwise.

I may switch the ride to Sunday instead by the way. I'm keen to do it this weekend, so let me know if there is anyone who wants to join me on either day.


Did you get round to riding this one Paul ?

Author:  mrlee [ Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:13 pm ]
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is there anybody out there :shock: how are you all doing?

Author:  kaya [ Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:12 pm ]
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mrlee wrote:
is there anybody out there :shock: how are you all doing?



:lol: :lol: :lol: Are you getting lonely Lee

Author:  mrlee [ Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:05 pm ]
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:cry: I just miss my retro buddies ,it gets lonley up here int damp
and im sure were due a ride somewere :D

Author:  kaya [ Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:17 pm ]
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mrlee wrote:
:cry: I just miss my retro buddies ,it gets lonley up here int damp
and im sure were due a ride somewere :D


You Know your always welcome to defect to the Yorkshire side :lol: and it don't rain half as much over here :lol:

See ya soon mate :D

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:16 pm ]
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hey there fellers, just on my way to Bristol for a stag do, Paul did mention he was wanting to get a ride going soon.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:51 am ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
hey there fellers, just on my way to Bristol for a stag do, Paul did mention he was wanting to get a ride going soon.


Yes it has been a bit quiet around here recently. I've been busy with other stuff and to be honest I've not been on the forum as much as usual.

I'm keen to get some rides planned for November and December.
So firstly I'd like to propose a ride in the Macclesfield / Buxton / Hayfield area in mid November.

I'll put up a thread soon.

Other suggestions always welcome of course.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:12 am ]
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Next ride up here: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=172862

Author:  kaya [ Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:14 pm ]
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Just thought I'd see if any of you fancied a day out with the Yorkshire rabble.

Here's a link to the announcement http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=172188

See you there ???

cheers Vern

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:21 pm ]
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kaya wrote:
Just thought I'd see if any of you fancied a day out with the Yorkshire rabble.

Here's a link to the announcement http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=172188

See you there ???

cheers Vern


Looks like a great route there Vern. Sadly I have to work on that day.

Author:  Dr S [ Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:48 am ]
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Hello funny people from the wrong side of the pennines :P

I know some of you fine chaps were down for last years Dalby and the RAC National Series Round which was cancelled due to heavy snow.

Well, we are running the ride again this year. Good riding, good craic and some proper oldskool 70's rally action.

Dates are December 2/3 and thread can be found here...

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1308449#1308449

Would be nice to see you there guys.

Cheers
Si

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:50 pm ]
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Up for Macc this Saturday, and RetroRallying next Saturday if anybody wants to donate their bike as guinea pig for the fancy new tow-hitch mounted rack...? 8)

Author:  mrlee [ Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:55 am ]
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Only if your passing my way pete ;)

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:19 am ]
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mrlee wrote:
Only if your passing my way pete ;)


For the rallying? :wink:

Makes 6.8miles and 17 minutes difference getting to Macc, according to googlies, reckon I'd make the effort for a brew and maybe a muffin... 8) :lol:

Hoping to get the electrics sorted on the car (for the new rack) today if I can drag my snivelling carcass out of the nice warm flat :x

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:06 pm ]
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How would everyone feel about the NWA putting on a round of the National Series 2012 in the Lake District? Possibly around March or April...?

Author:  Dr S [ Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:18 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
How would everyone feel about the NWA putting on a round of the National Series 2012 in the Lake District? Possibly around March or April...?


instead of the Peaks Meet? :cry:

I really wanted to get to the Peak ride next year after a two year absense.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:42 pm ]
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Dr S wrote:
instead of the Peaks Meet? :cry:


Don't worry, the Peaks ride is safe.

Author:  EarlofBarnet [ Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:50 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
How would everyone feel about the NWA putting on a round of the National Series 2012 in the Lake District? Possibly around March or April...?


That'd be great! I'd be happy to help out if needed.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:59 pm ]
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Cheers Matt.
I'll no doubt be in touch. 8)

Author:  elPedro666 [ Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:33 pm ]
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EarlofBarnet wrote:
drystonepaul wrote:
How would everyone feel about the NWA putting on a round of the National Series 2012 in the Lake District? Possibly around March or April...?


That'd be great! I'd be happy to help out if needed.


Yup, put me down for that too - I was thinking on the drive back from the wonderful last round at Leith a) what a complete twat I was for using those tyres and b) it's a bit of a shame the Lakes didn't get a showcasing.

Can we try to work in my favourite descent please...? 8) :shock:

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:36 am ]
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Aftermath up for Macc Forest adventures today :D
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=172862

Great wild-feeling ride 8)

Author:  mrlee [ Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:25 pm ]
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Has anyone got any info on Mike doyle? or what relevance does he have to the cycling world? cheers in advance,
Lee.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:51 pm ]
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Think I need to plug this on here - this Sunday if I can shake the bloody persistent manflu...

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=177048

Author:  kaya [ Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:38 pm ]
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Hello anybody home........




























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:lol: :lol:

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:42 pm ]
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hello Vern, Iam home. What's happening?

Author:  kaya [ Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:04 pm ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
hello Vern, Iam home. What's happening?



Its been a bit quite round here, you all bin Christmas shopping :wink:

Author:  mrlee [ Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:12 pm ]
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:evil: its still raining

Author:  EarlofBarnet [ Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:25 pm ]
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Definitely time for winter projects!

I'm wanting to fit in a loop round the back of Skiddaw but the weather has other plans!

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:48 pm ]
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kaya wrote:
HarryCrumb wrote:
hello Vern, Iam home. What's happening?



Its been a bit quite round here, you all bin Christmas shopping :wink:


just got back from four weeks in Ohio with work at the end of last week, so todays ride into work was my 1st ride in 4weeks :cry:
cant wait to get out onto some trails with the crew.

Author:  kaya [ Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:25 pm ]
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mrlee wrote:
:evil: its still raining


So its still summer over there :lol:

Author:  mr_ship [ Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:25 pm ]
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Managed to get a ride in the other day around Newby Bridge but everywhere was pretty much waterlogged. Most trails were running rivers. So much wind and rain recently over here.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:07 pm ]
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Does anyone fancy a ride out somewhere to blow the cobwebs away before Christmas, or is anyone out anywhere on Saturday?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:20 am ]
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Funny you should mention it Martin. I've been busy organising a Christmas event for this Saturday.

"This year the Christmas ride will have an added twist. Along with the usual dressing up and riding bikes, there will be checkpoints to find, riddles to solve, points to be scored, prizes to be won and, of course drinks to be drunk!
Make sure you don't miss this one."

The event is called Publaris and here is the event map with the checkpoint details and scoring removed:

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Also here's a link to some more info: --> http://www.idoweb.co.uk/publaris.pdf

Retrobikers are more than welcome. Get in touch if you need any more details.

Author:  Dr S [ Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:45 am ]
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I thought I could smell beer. Tell us more DSP.

Author:  cornholio's RC200 [ Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:58 pm ]
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Boo. Something I could finally have made and I'm now tied up taking the mrs out and my nipper to see Santa at the Arndale. Don't think I'll get away with telling a 3-year old that daddy's going bike riding instead of him seeing Father Christmas...

Beer as well. Rats :twisted:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:23 pm ]
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It's a test event for something we're organising outside of Retrobike for next summer. Hopefully it'll identify any glitches and improvements.
Incorporating it with our local christmas ride this year. There will be a modest turnout.

Basically it's based on the Polaris format, but predominantly uses pubs as the checkpoints, hence 'Publaris'. Also off road checkpoints with higher scoring values too though. In theory you could do it on a road bike.

Plenty of bonus points available for solving riddles and drinking certain drinks at certain pubs en route - not all alcoholic though. We'll probably dock points if people try too hard.

We're also toying with the idea of making it a two day event with an overnight beer tent/festival.

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:58 pm ]
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I could be up for this - is it pairs only? How do you get home if your drunk?

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:36 pm ]
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mrkawasaki wrote:
How do you get home if your drunk?


Doesn't that just 'happen'? :?

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:46 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
mrkawasaki wrote:
How do you get home if your drunk?


Doesn't that just 'happen'? :?


yes isn't that like asking "what is the meaning of life?"

sounds interesting Mmmmm

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:48 pm ]
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Or 'why are my pockets full of change and my fingers orange?'. It's just what happens...

Have a Xmas pressie for you Martin - PM coming! :xmas-big-grin:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:33 pm ]
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mrkawasaki wrote:
I could be up for this - is it pairs only?

Should really be pairs or trios if there's odd numbers. I suppose you could go solo if you want to appear aloof/unpopular.
I'm sure we could find you a partner though Neil.

mrkawasaki wrote:
How do you get home if your drunk?

"The event organisers do not promote drinking and riding"


It'd be great to see you there if you can make it.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:24 pm ]
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Anyone thinking of coming along for this tomorrow then?

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:41 am ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Anyone thinking of coming along for this tomorrow then?


I m not going to make it still waiting for christmas tree to be delivered, may do something local if I get chance, got my folks over tomorrow for their festive visit. :cry:

Author:  EarlofBarnet [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:06 am ]
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Happy Christmas everyone :)

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:33 am ]
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EarlofBarnet wrote:
Happy Christmas everyone :)


+1 Heres to another great year of riding, and of course bike building.

Author:  mr_ship [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:36 pm ]
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Yep, merry xmas NW peeps from the rather blowy North Sea.
Looking forward to hopefully getting a few more old bikes built up and ridden next year :D

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:47 pm ]
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Belated festive greetings from me. Goodwill to all men and all that.

Time to start planning lots of bike related new year's resolutions.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:26 am ]
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Happy New Year all!

Just piked my own first ride of the year :oops: spent all afternoon/evening in A&E with leprosy though, so decent excuse!

DSP - who were you scheming with behind me at Cannock, do we have a new NWer to play with? :D

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:59 am ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
Happy New Year all!

Just piked my own first ride of the year :oops: spent all afternoon/evening in A&E with leprosy though, so decent excuse!

DSP - who were you scheming with behind me at Cannock, do we have a new NWer to play with? :D

Could've been simonf. He's near Delamere and I seem to recall discussing a future visit with him.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:26 pm ]
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Sounds good - all I manage at Delemere is getting lost and sneaking out through the same farmyard every time! :oops:

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:03 am ]
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I've never ventured into delamere, I tried once but I had no idea where to go!

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:10 am ]
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Easy_Rider wrote:
I've never ventured into delamere, I tried once but I had no idea where to go!


I'm convinced there's a stack of great riding in there if only I could find some more of it! :roll:

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:58 pm ]
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Re. Delamere - I used to live 1/2 a mile from there so knew it well. Set up a low key Saturday meet and we'll ping around it and see what's changed... (good cafe there too)

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:37 pm ]
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A visit to Delamere should definitely be on the cards this year.
Does anyone know what the trails are like in winter though...?
I don't fancy a mud fest so it may be a good idea to leave it until spring perhaps.


Anyway, I've just worn out the copy and paste function on my pooter sorting out this year's calendar thread and archiving the previous one.

CtrlC - CtrlV (repeat)

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:45 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
A visit to Delamere should definitely be on the cards this year.
Does anyone know what the trails are like in winter though...?
I don't fancy a mud fest so it may be a good idea to leave it until spring perhaps.


Anyway, I've just worn out the copy and paste function on my pooter sorting out this year's calendar thread and archiving the previous one.

CtrlC - CtrlV (repeat)


I did Delamere years ago, I jumped an excavated pit and put my foot onto the front spokes on landing, then later on I turned to sharp on a pine needle bend when over steer threw me over the bars causing me to create a groove in the pine needle covered groove the width of my chin, I can still taste them now, but no I remember it being fun, that was in the late 90s on a Kilauea 1994 I think with P2 forks.

It would be nice to see how its changed

Author:  elPedro666 [ Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:26 am ]
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mrkawasaki wrote:
Re. Delamere - I used to live 1/2 a mile from there so knew it well. Set up a low key Saturday meet and we'll ping around it and see what's changed... (good cafe there too)


You are a minefield of good information sir! 8)

Sounds like a plan, how about Feb 4th as a suggestion to the get the ball rolling? Unless it's useful for Martin's recce on the 14th? Not that I'm trying to get back up to save me from the thrashing I'll get if it's just me and him... :oops:

Should have a new retro to test out by then too... :?: :?: :?:

Author:  mrlee [ Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:52 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
mrkawasaki wrote:
Re. Delamere - I used to live 1/2 a mile from there so knew it well. Set up a low key Saturday meet and we'll ping around it and see what's changed... (good cafe there too)


You are a minefield of good information sir! 8)

Sounds like a plan, how about Feb 4th as a suggestion to the get the ball rolling? Unless it's useful for Martin's recce on the 14th? Not that I'm trying to get back up to save me from the thrashing I'll get if it's just me and him... :oops:

Should have a new retro to test out by then too... :?: :?: :?:


Im game for this too ive spent alot of hours there and would be able to aid Mr K in direction,,, ish, if you were to need it like,
it is a top place full of singletrack and little hills, must admit ive never been the same way round twice theres too many options,
Its time we recce'd a circuit through this forest its seems a shame we dont ride this stunning part of cheshire,
Mr K whats the sandstone trail like ? isn't it an old railway line thats part of the forest?

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:48 pm ]
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Just fitted some sweet Panaracer muds to the tourer for 'testing in the forest' duties 8)

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:15 am ]
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Shall we put Delamere on the calendar for Saturday the 4th February then?

Author:  saltyman [ Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:42 am ]
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Any links to the place via google maps?

I might have to pop along if you have a meet....

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:17 am ]
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Sounds good to me :D

saltyman wrote:
Any links to the place via google maps?

I might have to pop along if you have a meet....


Yup, google Delamere Forest! :P :lol: Think there's a Go Ape at the visitor center should be easy to find :)

Be good to see you out again, Mukluc might be a good call if it's been wet... :o

Author:  mrlee [ Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:37 am ]
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the 4th is good with me,
pete, you will need them its like a quagmire sometimes,

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:10 pm ]
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mrlee wrote:
the 4th is good with me,
pete, you will need them its like a quagmire sometimes,


They're a little bit worn but for what I paid... :lol:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:36 pm ]
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Added it to the calendar. Is Delamere SS friendly at all. I'm thinking of taking something as low maintenance as possible if it's going to be a muddy stinkfest.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:07 pm ]
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The 4th is good for me also :wink:

Author:  saltyman [ Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:09 pm ]
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4th good for me too :)

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:30 pm ]
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Well a merry little band we shall be by the looks of it :)

Ideal ss territory I should think, kinda hilly but nothing overly brutal. Unless we start with the 'bet you can't get up that' games. Which we will.

Anyone headed East this weekend?
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=180529
Increasingly tempted if anyone's up for a share? :D

Author:  mrlee [ Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:05 am ]
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re. nw piss up just a quick idea but what about camping after the nw national meet in the lakes, im sure with enough beer and meat it wont be too cold :lol:
plus it might entice others from a far if theres a group staying over there.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:02 pm ]
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mrlee wrote:
re. nw piss up just a quick idea but what about camping after the nw national meet in the lakes, im sure with enough beer and meat it wont be too cold :lol:
plus it might entice others from a far if theres a group staying over there.


I was hoping to camp over and tackle Walna Scar Road the next day (early night for me then! :oops: ), or maybe Garburn on the way home, whatever anyone fancied really :)

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:50 pm ]
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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=182425

Can we all get on board with this so that I can bags a ride on a Pace please!?! 8) :D

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:51 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
mrlee wrote:
re. nw piss up just a quick idea but what about camping after the nw national meet in the lakes, im sure with enough beer and meat it wont be too cold :lol:
plus it might entice others from a far if theres a group staying over there.


I was hoping to camp over and tackle Walna Scar Road the next day (early night for me then! :oops: ), or maybe Garburn on the way home, whatever anyone fancied really :)


I camped the other year in April at Langdale Valley and my face nearly froze off, so Feb will be nice

Author:  Dr S [ Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:51 am ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
elPedro666 wrote:
mrlee wrote:
re. nw piss up just a quick idea but what about camping after the nw national meet in the lakes, im sure with enough beer and meat it wont be too cold :lol:
plus it might entice others from a far if theres a group staying over there.


I was hoping to camp over and tackle Walna Scar Road the next day (early night for me then! :oops: ), or maybe Garburn on the way home, whatever anyone fancied really :)


I camped the other year in April at Langdale Valley and my face nearly froze off, so Feb will be nice


I camped in Chapel Stile last April and despite wearing every scrap of clothing I had with me and two sleeping bags, I still ended up in the car with the heater on full blast. I wouldn't want to do it at this time of year unless you have some pretty serious kit.

Brrrrrrrrr

Author:  mrlee [ Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:01 pm ]
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Dr S wrote:
I wouldn't want to do it at this time of year unless you have some pretty serious kit.

Brrrrrrrrr


BEER :lol: :lol: :lol:
Seriously though had thought about the weather :? doesn't put me off but what say you?
I have a huge tent sleeps 8 + bikes bbq local ladys etc thats always a good option (curries banned of course), could be worse me and kaya pitched up in a stream once as some of you will recall :lol:

any more ideas?

Author:  Dr S [ Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:07 pm ]
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Camping? Nah. Not at this time of year. I was thinking of chipping in with the Yorkies and getting a nice cottage for the weekend. Local beers, cognac and cigars, fine food etc.

I will of course think of you lot shivering in your vangos.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:41 pm ]
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Dr S wrote:
I will of course think of you lot shivering in your vangos.


Vango? I wish :roll:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:37 pm ]
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Reminds me of the night I spent camping in a £20 Halfords 'Carnival' tent.

A crap single skin tent at minus 5 is not that much fun.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:34 pm ]
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Right the Lake District National ride announcement thread is now up.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=183612

Hoping to see a strong NWA contingent there.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:32 am ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Right the Lake District National ride announcement thread is now up.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=183612

Hoping to see a strong NWA contingent there.


Dunno about 'strong', I was thinking more 'weak, shivering and whining', but will be there... 8)

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:13 am ]
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Okay, so forestry operations have called a halt on the trip to Delamere for now.

Instead we'll take in a great little ride out of Hayfield instead.
Calendar updated, threads altered and an announcement for the ride here: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=184780

Apologies for the short notice.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:44 am ]
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And I've got mud tyres fitted ready to go too... :roll:

You sure this isn't so you can pop into your folk's place for a brew if it all gets too much...? What am I saying - I was first in line last time! :oops:

:lol:

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:48 am ]
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Well I was passing Delamere today so decided to take the dog for a bimble.... looks like those mud tyres would have been useless! Any mud was pretty much frozen solid.

Look at those icicles! The rain was just freezing as soon as it touched the ground.

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Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:57 pm ]
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Easy_Rider wrote:
Well I was passing Delamere today so decided to take the dog for a bimble.... looks like those mud tyres would have been useless! Any mud was pretty much frozen solid.

Look at those icicles! The rain was just freezing as soon as it touched the ground.


They weren't great for much of the Peaks neither - shook me to bits in places! :oops: Or maybe just an easy excuse...

Any days off this week? Need to keep my mileage up! :wink:

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:34 pm ]
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Anybody headed out East this weekend? Looks like a pleasant day's riding and I'd appreciate sharing the fuel cost! :oops: :lol:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... sc&start=0

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:05 pm ]
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Back to Ohio for me, for another two weeks so it looks like the hotel exercise bike will be as good as its going to get for me :cry:

Author:  mrlee [ Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:51 am ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
Anybody headed out East this weekend? Looks like a pleasant day's riding and I'd appreciate sharing the fuel cost! :oops: :lol:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... sc&start=0


looks like ive got the next 2 saturdays off so it would be nice to do a nw ride but as its short notice I could be up for a trip to twotone hall,
good luck in yeeharr martin see you soon,
anyone up for a bimble or are we heading for leeds?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:18 am ]
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Unfortunately I can't do next weekend.

Are you going to Thetford Lee?

Author:  mrlee [ Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:46 pm ]
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sorry not this time its looking like the only one I cant make :?

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:11 am ]
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cheers Lee

see you when I get back, it's sooo flat here

Author:  videojetman [ Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:05 am ]
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anyone off early april. i've got a couple of weeks. looking to ride llandegla & delamere. anyone is welcome to join me.
thanks. jeff.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:54 pm ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
it's sooo flat here


Thought you couldn't make Thetford :?

Author:  mrlee [ Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:50 pm ]
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How are you all? are we having a trip over to wales in the near future, perhaps llandegla international extreme trail?
anyone been near delamere since the forestry leveled it?

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:36 pm ]
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Penmachno is also an option we only did part of it last year, but it was pretty good and we mostly had the trails to our selves.

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:37 pm ]
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Yep!

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:25 pm ]
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Wales is being well underused (by us) and we've a couple of newbies over that way to initiate - count me in 8)

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:43 pm ]
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Gav, we need someone to step up as a North Wales AEC.

Just sayin...

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:45 pm ]
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..also

It's been a bit quiet here in the NWA of late. We really need to get some rides organised.
Still need to come good on the postponed visit to Delamere and I'm always happy to host a ride around my neck of the woods.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:13 pm ]
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yes we seem to have been attending rides in other areas, Skipton and Long Mynd etc, Late June might be good for one as a warm down after Mayhem? Wales would be good also if anyone wants to suggest something?
Gav do you fancy it or what?

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:17 pm ]
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Hey guys, yeah I could be up for it, it'll encourage me to get out more too. Could talk about it at MM?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:15 pm ]
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Easy_Rider wrote:
Hey guys, yeah I could be up for it, it'll encourage me to get out more too. Could talk about it at MM?


We'll pencil in a meeting.

Author:  videojetman [ Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:29 pm ]
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put me down for any north west rides please.

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:58 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Easy_Rider wrote:
Hey guys, yeah I could be up for it, it'll encourage me to get out more too. Could talk about it at MM?


We'll pencil in a meeting.


Shall I bring the chalkboard for notes?

Author:  bolly [ Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:57 pm ]
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Always looking to get out will try to make any rides i can

Author:  mrlee [ Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:56 am ]
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Huray im back (tonsillitis and a fever) count me in for any rides please im desprate to get out,
I was hoping to get down to mayhem but its a no go due to lack of sick pay :(

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:55 pm ]
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It's awfully quiet around these parts recently. We should really get another NWA ride sorted.

Any suggestions...?

Author:  videojetman [ Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:24 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
It's awfully quiet around these parts recently. We should really get another NWA ride sorted.

Any suggestions...?


delamere is ideal for me, otherwise i'm car less at the moment.

although riding anywhere with retro bike members is always good.
gutted i missed out on the yorkshire ride.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:11 pm ]
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28th/29th July, and 11th/12thAug, are my free weekends at present, I was talking to Lee and he had a couple of ideas.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:21 am ]
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How about Delamere on the 28th or 29th?

Author:  videojetman [ Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:46 am ]
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delamere on the 28/7/12 is good for me.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:13 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
How about Delamere on the 28th or 29th?


good for me

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:09 pm ]
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videojetman wrote:
delamere on the 28/7/12 is good for me.


70% Saturday's good for me ... then all back to our's to celebrate Kiran's birthday (much belatedly) :D

Hence not Sunday, but mrlee...?

Author:  mrlee [ Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:29 pm ]
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Sundays for me for the next 4or5 weeks so count me out if the general census votes for a saturday :(

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:06 pm ]
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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 54#1600254

Somebody help me out with this - I want to buy, fix and ride it, then somebody else can keep it! :oops: :lol:

Will make it a bargain for anyone with the space/who can't be bothered themselves :wink:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:46 pm ]
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I can look after it for you Pete. I still have a disused church for all my storage needs.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:02 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
I can look after it for you Pete. I still have a disused church for all my storage needs.


phew

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:01 pm ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
drystonepaul wrote:
I can look after it for you Pete. I still have a disused church for all my storage needs.


phew


:lol:
Cheers Paul, that's very kind 8) I still can't keep it but I think it'd be rude not to give it a spruce up and a ride or two before passing it on, it seems so deserving...

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:32 am ]
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Posted up the thread for Delamere next Saturday (sorry Lee) : --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=212059

I have no clue about the trails here so hoping for someone with a bit of local knowledge to show up.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:52 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Posted up the thread for Delamere next Saturday (sorry Lee) : --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=212059

I have no clue about the trails here so hoping for someone with a bit of local knowledge to show up.


I have been once back in 1998-ish so I'll be near useless, have looked on Google Earth and barely remember a thing.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:28 pm ]
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Been thrice I think and somehow got lost each time and had to escape through the same kind lady's farm :oops:

Some fun trails though - seem to recall Mr.K is knowledgeable of the area?

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:42 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
Been thrice I think and somehow got lost each time and had to escape through the same kind lady's farm :oops:

Some fun trails though - seem to recall Mr.K is knowledgeable of the area?


is a kind lady's farm like a lady garden??

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:23 pm ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
elPedro666 wrote:
Been thrice I think and somehow got lost each time and had to escape through the same kind lady's farm :oops:

Some fun trails though - seem to recall Mr.K is knowledgeable of the area?


is a kind lady's farm like a lady garden??


:lol:

I will come along to this.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:32 pm ]
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Easy_Rider wrote:
HarryCrumb wrote:
elPedro666 wrote:
Been thrice I think and somehow got lost each time and had to escape through the same kind lady's farm :oops:

Some fun trails though - seem to recall Mr.K is knowledgeable of the area?


is a kind lady's farm like a lady garden??


:lol:

I will come along to this.


Yes, but much bigger

Author:  mrlee [ Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:04 am ]
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Does anybody fancy a ride on sunday 26th august ?
have you got anything planned in your area Gav?

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:15 am ]
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Don't forget to plug this Sunday too :wink:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:21 am ]
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mrlee wrote:
Does anybody fancy a ride on sunday 26th august ?
have you got anything planned in your area Gav?


Just been checking and we're busy all that weekend :(

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:55 pm ]
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mrlee wrote:
Does anybody fancy a ride on sunday 26th august ?
have you got anything planned in your area Gav?



Nothing concrete planned yet.

Author:  kaiser [ Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:21 am ]
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Hi chaps, thought I'd pop in and remind you all of our national....

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=212968


:D

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:04 am ]
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kaiser wrote:
Hi chaps, thought I'd pop in and remind you all of our national....

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=212968


:D


We're camping again this year if anyone's up for joining the party 8)

Author:  mrlee [ Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:45 pm ]
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Elpedro666 wrote:
How does everyone feel about the another ride on September 2nd (Sunday)? It's basically our only free weekend so I thought I'd get a request in early!

Yeah sounds perfect, where do you fancy ?

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:59 pm ]
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mrlee wrote:
Elpedro666 wrote:
How does everyone feel about the another ride on September 2nd (Sunday)? It's basically our only free weekend so I thought I'd get a request in early!

Yeah sounds perfect, where do you fancy ?


The ride in the snow that finished with a screaming descent to a fantastic pie shop in Buxton was a belter - like to try it again with all the offroad bits we couldn't do in the snow.

We were planning to head up to the Cat & Fiddle but the drifting snow was a bit iffy so we convoyed over to park on Long Hill and rode along Goyt Valley (I think), then near the end I stole Charlie's pie, in case anyone needed a memory jogger! :lol:

Author:  mrlee [ Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:03 pm ]
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Anyone for a ride on Sunday 2nd September? Me and Pete(elpedro666) where considering the ride from Taxal near whaleybridge through Goyt valley to Buxton pie shop and back (as above ^), its the chicken chaser ride the nw group Did in the bad weather :shock:

aftermath here,
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=


Anymore interested ?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:41 pm ]
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Yeah I'll be up for that. We can take in the full route without all the ice and snow about.

Author:  cornholio's RC200 [ Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:34 pm ]
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No can do, I'm off to the Machynlleth area with the wife and nipper. Great little trains and windy beaches await. Unfortunately no riding :(

Author:  videojetman [ Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:29 pm ]
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anyone out this bank holiday monday ?
iv'e got the car now. so can travel. but not too far.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:16 pm ]
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Announcement up for a regional ride on the 2nd September: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=217160

and the Peaks National ride on the 15th September: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=217138

Also been sorting out the NWA regional calendar, as well as the national calendars too. Busy evening all round.

Should really try and get a few more bikes finished...

Author:  videojetman [ Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:10 pm ]
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anyone off between 17th - 21st of sept ?
i've got a week off and looking to get some riding in.
if not hope to see some of you at the peaks ride on the 15th.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:22 pm ]
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videojetman wrote:
anyone off between 17th - 21st of sept ?
i've got a week off and looking to get some riding in.
if not hope to see some of you at the peaks ride on the 15th.


sorry I'm back to the States with work on the 17th for a few weeks, otherwise I'd be up for something.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:26 pm ]
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videojetman wrote:
anyone off between 17th - 21st of sept ?
i've got a week off and looking to get some riding in.
if not hope to see some of you at the peaks ride on the 15th.


Work comes in as and when for me (changed three times already this morning, starting at three am!), but with a little luck I might have some idea at the weekend...

See you there 8) are you camping over and indulging? :twisted:

Author:  videojetman [ Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:44 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
videojetman wrote:
anyone off between 17th - 21st of sept ?
i've got a week off and looking to get some riding in.
if not hope to see some of you at the peaks ride on the 15th.


Work comes in as and when for me (changed three times already this morning, starting at three am!), but with a little luck I might have some idea at the weekend...

See you there 8) are you camping over and indulging? :twisted:


just a day trip for me.
although is there a campsite nearby ?

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:53 pm ]
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Laneside is a short rol from the start (and more importantly the pub!). Should be a few of us staying over if you fancy it 8)

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:14 pm ]
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Probably about time we organised a ride or two.

The Long Mynd next weekend but after that the world is our mollusc.

Any suggestions?

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:56 am ]
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I know Gav's been looking into the Clwydds, love to do another out that way 8)

Author:  videojetman [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:14 am ]
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i don't mind where you guys choose, i'd be up for anywhere a bike can go.
hope to see you at long mynd on sat.

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:53 pm ]
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Yes I'll get organised on a Clwyds ride. Just been silly busy in work the last few weeks. I'm currently in the US...hopefully I can make the Mynd ride.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:52 pm ]
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Not that this should influence your plans but, at this stage, I can't do the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of November.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:31 am ]
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Easy_Rider wrote:
Yes I'll get organised on a Clwyds ride. Just been silly busy in work the last few weeks. I'm currently in the US...hopefully I can make the Mynd ride.


Good stuff, hope you're having fun out there! 8)

Should be a decent little raiding party next Sunday, looking forward to it. mrlee & me in my car so far, so room for at least one more departing from Stockport way or on route if it helps anyone out?

Also: Cut Gate
Must be about time we conquered that beauty, plus a couple of the descents round the reservoirs I reckon, superb riding to be had! :D

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:27 am ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
Should be a decent little raiding party next Sunday, looking forward to it. mrlee & me in my car so far, so room for at least one more departing from Stockport way or on route if it helps anyone out?


Might take you up on that offer Pete.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:27 pm ]
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Anyone up for a ride on Saturday 27th October?
Last day before the clocks go back so it'd be a shame to miss out.

Open to suggestions as to whereabouts.

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:46 pm ]
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Could try a clwyds ride, maybe an unofficial ride...

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:49 pm ]
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Easy_Rider wrote:
Could try a clwyds ride, maybe an unofficial ride...


Sounds good, not 100% sure I'm not going to get dragged down to London that weekend though :? Really want to go the next weekend for a Mexican Day of the Dead Festival in the old Vic tunnels under Waterloo station! :twisted:

Author:  elPedro666 [ Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:08 am ]
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Could be available for a recce this Saturday if it's helpful? Should be riding somewhere anyhow, possibly Cannock as I've got a hankering!

Author:  videojetman [ Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:58 am ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Anyone up for a ride on Saturday 27th October?
Last day before the clocks go back so it'd be a shame to miss out.

Open to suggestions as to whereabouts.


that works for me. i'm open to suggestions too.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:39 am ]
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Still not definite but looking increasingly positive...

Any progress on the Clwydds Mr Rider? 8)

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:34 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Anyone up for a ride on Saturday 27th October?
Last day before the clocks go back so it'd be a shame to miss out.

Open to suggestions as to whereabouts.


:cry: Can't do this one got my old school friend and his family up for the weekend, not ridden off road now for 5 weeks :cry:

back in the UK now though so roll on winter riding :D

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:46 pm ]
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This Saturday 27th Pete and I will be having an informal ride in the Clwyds, we'll be trecking over some of the routes I know but others that I don't know too so expect lots of stopping, discussions, finger pointing up and down mountains / valleys and maybe some map reading (not unusual for a North Wales ride - I was taught by the best!)

So anyone is welcome to join us, the exact meet location is to be confirmed but it will be around Cilcain. Don't expect the usual slick North West outings!

Author:  videojetman [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:32 pm ]
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Easy_Rider wrote:
This Saturday 27th Pete and I will be having an informal ride in the Clwyds, we'll be trecking over some of the routes I know but others that I don't know too so expect lots of stopping, discussions, finger pointing up and down mountains / valleys and maybe some map reading (not unusual for a North Wales ride - I was taught by the best!)

So anyone is welcome to join us, the exact meet location is to be confirmed but it will be around Cilcain. Don't expect the usual slick North West outings!


sounds good to me.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:27 pm ]
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I'll dig out my compass, looking forward to this!

No 3 mile tarmac descents this time... :wink:

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:44 pm ]
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NWA unofficial regional ride: The Clwyds

Image

:: Date: Saturday 27th October 2012
:: Distance/time: 20+ miles - Undetermined time, bring food as the pubs around here either do not serve food or stop early.
:: Meeting at: Parking in Cilcain is restricted but there is parking just outside the village at the view point Google map here: --> http://goo.gl/maps/o0Dp8 more info here: --> http://www.cilcaintoday.org.uk/page37a.html Unfortunately it means a steep climb back up after the pub!
:: Time: 10am for 10:30am start.
:: Terrain: Mix of open moorland, fire roads, single track, rocky trails and much more to explore.

I've posted this here and not in the main forum because of it's unofficial nature, but feel free to move.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:11 am ]
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Proper wild riding, looking forward to this, will be great!

Bring food people, if I've learnt one thing, it's to bring food... :wink:

Author:  videojetman [ Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:54 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
Proper wild riding, looking forward to this, will be great!

Bring food people, if I've learnt one thing, it's to bring food... :wink:


just checked the google map, are we meeting where there are parking spaces. marked with a green arrow ?

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:56 pm ]
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Yes the green arrow, a bit obscure I know, sorry.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:07 pm ]
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It's Mountain Biking, it's meant to be obscure! Next you'll be wanting cafes and bike shops and trails that don't turn to mush in a drizzle or grow over with nettles 9 months of the year and then where will we all be, riding around nose to tail spending a fortune on kit but never learning to ride, much less read a map!
Hard to imagine the terribleness.

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:36 pm ]
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Do I need to put my ronhills on, wear a wooly hat and put the pannier rack on the bike?

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:53 pm ]
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Ronhills, are they some newfangled kind of tweed?

Author:  elPedro666 [ Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:04 pm ]
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This needs some bumping; who's coming out to play on the last day of summer(time)? 8)

Author:  videojetman [ Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:43 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
This needs some bumping; who's coming out to play on the last day of summer(time)? 8)


i will be there.

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:13 pm ]
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I have a mate coming along with good local knowledge.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:31 pm ]
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Can't make it over for this tomorrow unfortunately.
Have a good ride.

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:14 pm ]
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Fantastic ride 8)

Image

Author:  videojetman [ Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:34 pm ]
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great ride and excellent post ride flapjack.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:45 pm ]
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videojetman wrote:
great ride and excellent post ride flapjack.


Flapjack was indeed excellent, no argument from me!

Riding wasn't half bad either despite my enthusiastic consumption of TurboHoney almost leading to disaster and a potentially destructive multi-million dollar court case *

Sunshine always helps of course but some quality organisation from the north Wales main man (Gav organised to have someone along who knew the trails! :P :lol: ) made for a cracking day's riding. But everywhere you looked on these hills there were enticing looking trails so I'm really looking forward to a return trip for more of the same!




* possible small exaggeration

Author:  mrlee [ Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:18 pm ]
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^ looks like a good'n chaps

due to an xmas parcel increase at work Im not allowed anymore saturdays off till the new year, so im thinking of a ride up hobson moor on a sunday, anyone interested?

last years ride,
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:50 pm ]
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Sunday 18th would be good for me, can't do next weekend sadly. Going to have to set up the turbo as I'm just not getting out at the moment! :o

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:40 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
Sunday 18th would be good for me, can't do next weekend sadly. Going to have to set up the turbo as I'm just not getting out at the moment! :o


The 18th may be difficult for me, as I have to go into work for an hour or 2 from 09.00. Which is an irritant, as I have the rest of the day free.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:49 am ]
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I could hold things up until midday...?
:oops:

What about the 25th? And something else in the meantime? Just because Hobson's a bit good to be missing :wink:

What's local to your work for the 18th, Rivington maybe? With lights if necessary! 8)

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:35 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
I could hold things up until midday...?
:oops:

What about the 25th? And something else in the meantime? Just because Hobson's a bit good to be missing :wink:

What's local to your work for the 18th, Rivington maybe? With lights if necessary! 8)
All of that sounds good to me.

Author:  mrlee [ Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:08 pm ]
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im sure we can wait for you mate, all the above sounds good is there anyone else with concerns over the dates above? if not I will post them up asap,

rivington on the 18th at midday sounds good I could bring my retro xtension

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:17 pm ]
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haha, better pack my retro mmmBop to even keep you in sight then!

Have a spare set of lights if anyone wants to borrow/they're worth taking?

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:08 am ]
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OK

I'll be at the meeting place detailed on the link below on Sunday the 18th November at around midday, if anyone fancies a route something like the one we did in Jan this year post on here and we'll see you there.

January Rivington Thread and Meeting Place

Lee, if you want to post your ride for the 25th, as a North West ride in the usual fashion.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:31 am ]
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Put me down for both, all being well :D

Might get Kiran to Rivington too if her knee's okay.

Author:  videojetman [ Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:52 pm ]
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i'd be all over these rides if they were on saturday.
can't do sundays.
hope the weather is nice for you.
done rivi twice and love it.

Author:  FSR-Si [ Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:22 pm ]
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If you want a nice but hard ride around Rivington you could try this route i did last weekend

http://www.sports-tracker.com/#/workout ... q6udb6hsmn

I parked the car down in Horwich then made my way up to the mast, there's some serious climbing but worth it for the downs. Plus you get to do the San Marino run down from the mast to Belmont village (awesome) then climb Great Hill and descend the other side to White Coppice, a trek across the moors and climb the old roman road to the pigeon tower, then up to the pike and down the other side, then use the road to climb 3/4's of the way up to the mast to Two Lads which is a super fast descent down the dog hotel, before finishing off with the run down Wilderswood into Horwich.

8) :D

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:11 am ]
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Sounds like a belter that, not ideal for a group social leaving at midday but be very keen to try it another time :lol:

Author:  bowser [ Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:05 pm ]
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Could be up for rivington next sunday.
Maybe a good one for a newbie!

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:27 pm ]
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bowser wrote:
Could be up for rivington next sunday.
Maybe a good one for a newbie!


Hoping to bring the other half along and Charlieboy's semi-confirmed amidst much carping over a lack of fitness :lol:

So yes, ideal!

Author:  Charlieboy28 [ Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:38 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
bowser wrote:
Could be up for rivington next sunday.
Maybe a good one for a newbie!


Hoping to bring the other half along and Charlieboy's semi-confirmed amidst much carping over a lack of fitness :lol:

So yes, ideal!


oh its not carping, been a crap year for riding for me , hardly been on the bike. one ride since the peaks, two if you count dragging a trailer bike and 5 year old 10 miles through gloop.

might buy a gator trailer and hitch myself to harrycrumb when hes not looking for the hills.

The need for lights sounds cool though and the modern hasnt had an outing in the longest time.

Now up to 95% certain :wink:

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:38 pm ]
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shall I just have done with it and bring a tandem :D

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:05 pm ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
shall I just have done with it and bring a tandem :D


He won't pedal Martin, just breathe heavily down your collar and swear blind he is, I know his sort...

And this
Quote:
two if you count dragging a trailer bike and 5 year old 10 miles through gloop.
not count?! That's full on Rocky montage levels of training right there son! :lol:

Author:  bowser [ Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:53 am ]
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sorry bit late in posting but wont be able to make todays ride.
After all.
Hope you all have a good un.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:59 am ]
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bowser wrote:
sorry bit late in posting but wont be able to make todays ride.
After all.
Hope you all have a good un.


No problem, I expect to be doing an official Rivington meet next year, so hopefully see you there

Martin.

Author:  bowser [ Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:29 pm ]
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Hi martin
Thanks yes would like to do that one.
Look forward to it
Cheers.
If there are anymore rides in the region please keep me posted.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:49 am ]
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RIVINGTON AFTERMATH
(unofficial)

What a day - never known such a rate of attrition! Gav doing his back in, people calling in sick in the morning, mrlee showing up like death on a bad day, Kiran's forks exploding in the car, Martin sporting just three chainring bolts and I, happy in the knowledge it'd be a sociable jaunt, turn up on the super heavy monster only to find it's just me and the NW whippet, no wonder I ache today :oops:

I suggested that the carvery we passed on the road in looked excellent and very reasonable but to no avail.

So we slogged on through the arse deep bogs, clenched across ice-slippery slabs and skittered down evil root fests. Great, manly stuff! Cracking views all the way out to the coast too.

Then I snapped a cable and Captain 46t tore the flange of a perfectly innocent rear hub, and so the carnage was complete, Kiran got the flask of soup out and I tried to dry my sodden feet on an old sheet as I'd left all the towels at home

Back soon 8)

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:05 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
RIVINGTON AFTERMATH
(unofficial)

What a day - never known such a rate of attrition! Gav doing his back in, people calling in sick in the morning, mrlee showing up like death on a bad day, Kiran's forks exploding in the car, Martin sporting just three chainring bolts and I, happy in the knowledge it'd be a sociable jaunt, turn up on the super heavy monster only to find it's just me and the NW whippet, no wonder I ache today :oops:

I suggested that the carvery we passed on the road in looked excellent and very reasonable but to no avail.

So we slogged on through the arse deep bogs, clenched across ice-slippery slabs and skittered down evil root fests. Great, manly stuff! Cracking views all the way out to the coast too.

Then I snapped a cable and Captain 46t tore the flange of a perfectly innocent rear hub, and so the carnage was complete, Kiran got the flask of soup out and I tried to dry my sodden feet on an old sheet as I'd left all the towels at home

Back soon 8)


all of the above, great afternoons riding, pics of hub flange ..............

Image

Image

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:38 pm ]
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Animal.
The one I was talking about seems to be coming off?, so unless I get attached to it when it arrives you'll be sorted! :wink:

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:36 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
Animal.
The one I was talking about seems to be coming off?, so unless I get attached to it when it arrives you'll be sorted! :wink:


cheers Pete, let me know how it goes.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:45 pm ]
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Thinking about putting a ride on for Sat 8th of Dec, and was looking at Grizedale or Rossendale, any preferences?

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:07 pm ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
Thinking about putting a ride on for Sat 8th of Dec, and was looking at Grizedale or Rossendale, any preferences?



Rossendale's easier on the fuel budget! :lol: Brilliant riding at Grizdale though (ignoring most of the man made stuff), well worth the trip, so I'm happy either way 8)

I'll try the Skipton massiv, see if they're around for it...

Author:  giant-one [ Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:49 pm ]
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Cheers for the invite chaps but will have to pass at the moment as the Mrs is working all day so i've got little Molly.

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:16 pm ]
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Is this the NW designated Christmas ride or will there be another nearer the time...??

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:27 pm ]
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mrkawasaki wrote:
Is this the NW designated Christmas ride or will there be another nearer the time...??


You could say it's our mid December pre Cannock warm up ride, last Dec we didnt manage a NW ride, I was USA bound. So you could say it is, wouldn't want to get to close to the Cannock date.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:57 pm ]
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Does this mean there'll be cake? :shock:

Author:  mrlee [ Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:44 pm ]
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I like cake

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:58 pm ]
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mrs Crumb may supply some cake if I ask nicely :wink:

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:25 pm ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
mrs Crumb may supply some cake if I ask nicely :wink:


I'm in then, need a lift...? :twisted:

Actually, I should probably still be avoiding Mrs.Crumb, or does she not know the Cadex and random wheels came via me? :lol:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:16 am ]
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MrLee has been in touch with an idea for a ride. Coincidentally it was along the same lines as something I had in mind.

Anyway, here is the announcement: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=236668

Also sorted out the new 2013 NW&NWA calendar: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=236661

I'm really keen to get alot of riding done this year.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:21 am ]
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Lot of riding this year - sounds like a plan! 8)

Liking the look of that calendar too, looking to be my first year back on blacktop for a loooong while, nice timing!

Author:  videojetman [ Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:49 pm ]
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all being well, i should have my car brakes sorted today.
so i can make most of the retro rides this year :D
i will be making use of the bargain basement bikes i have been buying.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:43 pm ]
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videojetman wrote:
all being well, i should have my car brakes sorted today.
so i can make most of the retro rides this year :D
i will be making use of the bargain basement bikes i have been buying.



Good news :D I shall also mostly ride dodgy cheap shite, just to keep you company...

Author:  videojetman [ Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:14 pm ]
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just finished building this.
the frame is a bit scruffy, but ive kitted it out with xtr m900, cooks cranks etc.
my brakes on my car are good now, so i'll see you very soon.

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Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:17 pm ]
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Love the matching tapers on the forks & stays 8)

Um, what is it? Should be obvious I know, internal routing, wishbone, tapered straight blades... :oops:

Author:  videojetman [ Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:39 am ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
Love the matching tapers on the forks & stays 8)

Um, what is it? Should be obvious I know, internal routing, wishbone, tapered straight blades... :oops:


it's a raleigh technium.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:56 pm ]
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videojetman wrote:
just finished building this.
the frame is a bit scruffy, but ive kitted it out with xtr m900, cooks cranks etc.
my brakes on my car are good now, so i'll see you very soon.


cool nice rear brake cable routing

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:58 pm ]
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After today's chat on the Lyme Park ride we need to come up with a date and location for the next ride in February.

Just need to hang fire on either the weekends of the 16th and 23rd February due to potential clashes with the RetroRoadRide Series.
It'll be one or the other that will be free for an NWA ride.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:22 am ]
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Pending a calendar check put me down for both 8)

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:46 pm ]
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Okay, we've confirmed that the RetroRoadRide (Gospel Pass) will take place on Saturday 23rd February.

So that leaves the weekend of the 16th-17th February or perhaps the 2nd-3rd March available for the next NWA ride.

I remember that Gisburn was mentioned...

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:49 pm ]
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17th is good for me, then we can get out again on the 3rd I reckon... :lol:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:27 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
17th is good for me, then we can get out again on the 3rd I reckon... :lol:


We can go for Sunday the 17th but we'll put down for the 16th in the vain hope that you'll get there on time for once Pete.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:14 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
elPedro666 wrote:
17th is good for me, then we can get out again on the 3rd I reckon... :lol:


We can go for Sunday the 17th but we'll put down for the 16th in the vain hope that you'll get there on time for once Pete.


Gisburn? you can pick me up on the way... :wink:

Author:  mrlee [ Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:18 pm ]
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I can do the Sunday, never been here before and I've always fancied it, perfect.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:42 pm ]
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mrlee wrote:
I can do the Sunday, never been here before and I've always fancied it, perfect.


You'll love HullyGully, think it's just been resurfaced too 8) Bring something short and flickable, it's tight and twisty in the trees!

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:43 pm ]
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Gisburn - Sunday the 17th then...?

Author:  corsarob [ Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:22 pm ]
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i can only do sundays,because the wife works most saturdays,and i`m on call every six weeks. :( :(

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:31 pm ]
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So
drystonepaul wrote:
Gisburn - Sunday the 17th then...?

:lol:

I'm in trouble now as apparently I'm supposed to be at a birthday party in the Midlands that WASN'T ON THE CALENDAR :evil:

Will see how this plays out...

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:30 pm ]
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sounds good to me, are we going for Gisburn then? Some of the Yorkies may pop over for that too.

Author:  Dossa [ Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:09 pm ]
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I've got nothing on that weekend, so have pencilled it in the diary...

Would be on a rigid P7 - after googling Gisburn and looking at YouTube vids, is this....er...wise? :oops:

Cheers, Matty

:D

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:14 pm ]
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Gisburn is fine on a fully rigid bike. There are a few sections that might benefit from some suspension, but it's all rideable.

Author:  Dossa [ Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:51 pm ]
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That's good enough for me - thanks, Paul :D

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:16 am ]
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Oooo, Oooo (hops from one foot to the other with one hand up), think I could make a gisburn trip on that weekend so I'll check back for updates.

New section called swoopy has just opened and is a welcome addition 8)

Author:  mr_ship [ Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:42 am ]
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If I'm not at work, I'll be there. Not been to Gisburn for ages. In fact, not been on a bike for ages!!

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:46 am ]
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Right then, announcement up: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=239915

I'll post up in the Yorkshire area groups to let them know too.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:41 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Right then, announcement up: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=239915

I'll post up in the Yorkshire area groups to let them know too.
excellent

Author:  Dossa [ Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:58 pm ]
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Went to Delamere today.

Forgot my cycling shoes.

Came home.

:evil:



......Anyway, looking forward to Gisburn now, definitely attending :D

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:55 pm ]
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Gutted! Did that once on the Long Mynd (fair drive away), I was utterly livid! :evil:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:48 am ]
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Right when and where next? Some time in the first half of March would be good bearing in mind we have the Lake District National ride on the 23rd.

North Wales was mentioned while we were at Gisburn...

Any suggestions?

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:36 pm ]
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How about North Wales in early March...? :)

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:37 pm ]
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I'm travelling with work in early March!

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:41 pm ]
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Easy_Rider wrote:
I'm travelling with work in early March!


Any dates you can do? Need to keep up that MM training... :lol:

Author:  Dossa [ Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:00 pm ]
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Yep, I'd be up up for a trip to Wales :D

Perhaps Moel Famau/Clwydian Range area, Llandegla or Coed-y-Brenin (never been to either before.... :oops: ), Clocaenog Forest etc?

Not that it would make a difference for a planned ride but as a heads up I wouldn't be able to do: Sat 2nd March or Sat 16th March

Ta, Matt :D

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:22 pm ]
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Sure I remember replying to this... :? 16th isn't good for me either, weekend before is good but don't forget it's mothers day on the tenth :P It's still good for me (visiting the weekend after) but don't know how it'll sit with everyone else?

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:25 pm ]
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I'm away 9th to 17th :-(

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:29 pm ]
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Better get that card sent early!

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:03 am ]
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Looks like I am only good for the 16th

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:07 am ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
Looks like I am only good for the 16th


looks like I'm going to Join the Yorkies for their ride, anyone else?

Author:  videojetman [ Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:45 am ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
HarryCrumb wrote:
Looks like I am only good for the 16th


looks like I'm going to Join the Yorkies for their ride, anyone else?


i will be joining you for that ride.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:47 am ]
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Mum's visiting that weekend so it depends when she's likely to arrive...

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:49 pm ]
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Ride added to the calendar for Saturday 19th October, the ride will be a a combined effort from the Northwest and the Yorkshire lot. This ride will be similar to previous rides around the Settle & Malham area.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:07 am ]
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Nice one Martin.

Author:  mrlee [ Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:25 pm ]
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On the subject of rides im halfway through a recce with Vern for the end of summer also a joint yorkie venture but around the holme valley area, this area is stunning so should be a good'n, also travelling up to Leeds this weekend,

Author:  Rich Aitch [ Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:30 pm ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
Ride added to the calendar for Saturday 19th October, the ride will be a a combined effort from the Northwest and the Yorkshire lot. This ride will be similar to previous rides around the Settle & Malham area.

Fantastic, I'll look forward to that!

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:52 pm ]
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Just a quick reminder of a couple of rides taking place this month, both regular tried and tested well attended routes


:: Sunday 21st April
Kaya's Kildale cake run ~ Organised by NE, N & W Yorks Area group
A nice ride to the cake shop, taking in some of the best trails/vistas and cake in the area.
Announcement


:: Sunday 28th April
Rd 2: Long Mynd ~ Organised by East and West Midlands Area Groups
Spectacular scenery and a brilliant route on the Welsh borders.
Announcement

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun May 12, 2013 2:17 pm ]
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All very quiet in here of late.
Any plans for a local ride...?

Author:  corsarob [ Sun May 12, 2013 2:21 pm ]
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all damaged here,2 crashes yesterday,1st one not too bad bad,2nd one and my elbow and knee got it big time,my knee is still hurting now,no bike riding for a while for me. :cry: :cry:

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon May 13, 2013 10:13 pm ]
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There has been talk of Jacobs Ladder?

Anyone fancy that one, on hols for a bit so plenty of time to get something in the diary

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon May 13, 2013 10:42 pm ]
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Ladder's always good for me - shall we begin the 'which way round?' argument now or wait a while? :wink: :twisted:

Be nice to do it in the dry...

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon May 13, 2013 10:43 pm ]
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...and get well soon Rob, sounds nasty!

Author:  corsarob [ Mon May 13, 2013 10:58 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
...and get well soon Rob, sounds nasty!

cheers Pete,still bloody hurts,almost had the day off sick today,but thought i`d best not,need the money to buy more bikes. :lol: :lol:

Author:  mr_ship [ Wed May 15, 2013 2:53 pm ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
There has been talk of Jacobs Ladder?

Anyone fancy that one, on hols for a bit so plenty of time to get something in the diary


I'd be up for that Martin. Hopefully back home later this week for a while.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu May 16, 2013 9:23 pm ]
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I'll be there for a crack at the Ladder.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu May 16, 2013 10:22 pm ]
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Headed Peakwards in the morning, don't think there's any need to recce the ladder as it's well rolled rock, but is there anywhere else it'd be handy to take a look at?

Loose plan at the moment is to make a loop consisting of the evil collapsed road climb, Rushup Edge, climb past the quarry and do the Peak Nat climb as a descent. Not quite sure how it'll link up yet, just about to get the map out!

Might add in the descent from Mam Tor to Edale and back up ( :( ) Chapel Gate (/Style?) if I'm feeling frisky.

All suggestions welcome! 8)

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun May 19, 2013 8:23 pm ]
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A good short loop around there consists of climbing out of Castleton up the broken road. West along Rushup Edge taking it as a descent. A couple of minor road sections over to Peak Forest via an off road climb then drop over Eldon Hill quarry. Then pick up Oxlow Rake heading NE, finishing with either the descent of Cave Dale, or the longer (and better IMO) descents of Dirtlow Rake and Pin Dale.
Then back to Castleton for tea and cake.

Can be made about twice the distance by heading down Chapel Gate from Rushup Edge, and up Jacob's Ladder and down towards Hayfield. Then follow The Roych back to the bottom of Rushup Edge.

This loop is also good in reverse.

Author:  Dossa [ Thu May 23, 2013 4:57 pm ]
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Anything coming up soon in the NW chaps? :D

Enjoyed my first two rides (Lyme park & Gisburn) but with the Lakes ride being called off and not being able to go to the Long Mynd one (terrible chest infection that KO'd me for nearly 3 weeks), I'm getting RB withdrawal symptoms here.....! (And losing a touch of fitness.. :oops: )

Footy season finished now so no excuses!

Cheers, Matty :D

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Thu May 23, 2013 8:02 pm ]
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Anyone happy with the 22nd June looks like the only free date pre July for me?

Author:  Unclejack [ Thu May 23, 2013 9:17 pm ]
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Hi any chance of gatecrashing this one please?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri May 24, 2013 6:47 pm ]
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22nd June looks good for me. Should've recovered sufficiently from Mountain Mayhem.

Where are we thinking...?

Author:  videojetman [ Fri May 24, 2013 10:28 pm ]
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22nd of june is good for me too.
delamere is good for me ?

Author:  Dossa [ Sun May 26, 2013 10:02 am ]
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Looking through my trusty 1991 "The Mountain Bikers Guide to the Lake District", something like Kentmere-Haweswater-Kentmere loop for example?

11.5miles (18.4k) "tough but rewarding circuit"

Or, I'm a Llandegla virgin so... :D

Author:  Rampage [ Sun May 26, 2013 11:37 am ]
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Could be tempted by Llandegla!

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Sun May 26, 2013 1:38 pm ]
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Ok for me.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun May 26, 2013 2:35 pm ]
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Think it's optimistic to say I'll have recovered from Mayhem, dsp is obviously planning to slack... :P

Manc to Chester on the Sunday too so I reckon I'll be tapping you all for sponsorship if I survive everything! :wink:

Almost got a decent loop sorted for Delamere but could probably do with one more recce or mrlee's input (the only knowledgeable soul I'm aware of) and I doubt he'll be able to make a Saturday...

Llandegla is always lots of fun in a rollercoastery sort of way!

Author:  videojetman [ Sun May 26, 2013 4:09 pm ]
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i like llandegla too.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon May 27, 2013 10:10 am ]
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OK to keep it nice and Easy for people to get to, I'll post a ride thread up for Llandegla later today.

We can get something a little more out in the wilderness on the calendar for July.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon May 27, 2013 1:06 pm ]
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Sounds like a plan! 8)

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon May 27, 2013 5:15 pm ]
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Thread added

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon May 27, 2013 9:55 pm ]
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viewtopic.php?f=30&t=257981&p=1931286#p1931286

Author:  EarlofBarnet [ Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:57 pm ]
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Best of luck to all doing MM this weekend. Have a good one and got my fingers crossed that the weather is good for you.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:30 pm ]
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Cheers!

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:07 pm ]
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EarlofBarnet wrote:
Best of luck to all doing MM this weekend. Have a good one and got my fingers crossed that the weather is good for you.


Ditto esp as there are many solos this year, and an unknown course

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:43 pm ]
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It's about the time of year when I should really invite you all over for a ride around my patch. I thought this while I was out for an evening ride and had a stop at the forest viewpoint to watch the sun slowly dipping in the sky.
My local loop can be rather beautiful at times.

Anyway, I'm thinking late July after the NYM National ride. Something like the weekend of either 28th-29th July or 3rd-4th August.

What works for everyone?

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:08 pm ]
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I can't do the 1st August weekend. The week before is doubtful for a possibilty. I was going to put a Clwyds ride in in July but everyone seems to be tied up all month. August I was thinkng of doing the Ruthin Marathon and possibly a two day expedition type thing.

Linkey to Ruthin Marathon - I'll post up in the main sectin to see if anyone else is interested.
http://www.mtb-marathon.co.uk/events/ruthin.php

I believe this used to be the old CRC Killer Loop?

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:06 pm ]
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Marathon looks like being a cracking weekend, bit of Mayhem spirit involved I reckon! :D

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:36 pm ]
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For all of you who are eager to get training ready for Mountain Mayhem 2014, the dates and venue have been confirmed

It will remain at Gatcombe Park, and we be over the weekend of 20, 21, and 22 of June 2014.

http://www.wigglemountainmayhem.com/

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:32 pm ]
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Come on Martin - you missed out the most important bit!

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:19 pm ]
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OK OK, there will be track side camping too

Author:  elPedro666 [ Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:42 pm ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
OK OK, there will be track side camping too



WoooHoooo!
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:17 pm ]
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Anyone fancy joining me for a recce of the Peaks route in the next couple of weeks?

Could do a weekend or a weekday, whatever fits in...

Author:  videojetman [ Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:07 am ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Anyone fancy joining me for a recce of the Peaks route in the next couple of weeks?

Could do a weekend or a weekday, whatever fits in...


This is the place that killed my rc100 :(
I'd love to try it again. I can fit a day in between 2nd - 7th september.
Is it the same as the last peaks ride ?

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:05 pm ]
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Name your date captain!

Not that date, I can't make that date...

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:07 am ]
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Also need to do a recce on the Lake District road ride. I've worked out the route but could do with checking out a few sections I've not ridden before. The route is a shade under 40 miles but packs in 5134 ft of climbing.
Stunning scenery though...

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:41 pm ]
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I'd love to say yes! Work often gets in the way of plans though. If a date is set I might tag along, then slide out if I'm holding anyone back

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:56 pm ]
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I'll drop off the back with you Gav :wink:

Any dates in mind oh great leader?

Author:  Dossa [ Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:35 am ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Anyone fancy joining me for a recce of the Peaks route in the next couple of weeks?

Could do a weekend or a weekday, whatever fits in...





Sounds good.... for me, weekends best though.

I'm thinking of going to Whinlatter next weekend (prob the Sunday) to do the Altura trail (north and south loop) for the first time as well if anyone wants to join me?

Just printed out a route map and watched a few YouTube vids to give me a rough idea of where I'm going and what to expect!

Peaks ride itself falls on the weekend of my birthday so there's a chance I'll be otherwise engaged... :?

:D

Author:  elPedro666 [ Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:35 pm ]
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Good fun Whinlatter - can get up some proper speed, unlike a lot of trail centres, which is great until it runs away with you! Definitely one of the best centres. Watch out for the steps at the very top as you start to descend, and have fun! :wink:

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:22 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
I'll drop off the back with you Gav :wink:

Any dates in mind oh great leader?


Would have joined you but doing the Manchester 100 next weekend, have a good one :wink:

Author:  EarlofBarnet [ Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:40 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Also need to do a recce on the Lake District road ride. I've worked out the route but could do with checking out a few sections I've not ridden before. The route is a shade under 40 miles but packs in 5134 ft of climbing.
Stunning scenery though...


What's the route Paul? Did you pre-ride this? I'd be up for a reccy ride if you've not already done it

Author:  EarlofBarnet [ Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:00 pm ]
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Is anyone doing the Jenning's ride on the 15th Sept?

Link: http://www.cumbriafoundation.org/riversride/

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:49 pm ]
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I won't be able to make the Jennings ride. It's the day after the Peaks National ride and I've suggested leading a ride on that Sunday for anyone who is staying over.

Anyway, on to the Lakes road ride on Saturday 21st Sept. It's looking unlikely I'll be able to recce the route before the actual ride. I have ridden about 50% of the roads included before though. It's just the southern section after the pub stop which may prove navigationally tricky in places. No major worries though.

The road ride starts from Coniston so I'm also proposing running the previously snow cancelled Lake District off road ride the day after on the Sunday for anyone who wants to try it out.
It means that I can make a weekend of it and camp or B&B on the Saturday night.

Anyone up for either ride before I go ahead and announce anything?

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:10 pm ]
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That sounds like a superb idea Paul, great thinking! I've got a provisional booking in the calendar - I'd say it's 95% on for me, although the road ride's going to kill me...

Do you have accommodation in mind?

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:11 pm ]
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Reckon the Sunday of the Peaks is a goer too - if Spence doesn't wipe me out like last year...

And the year before :oops:


:lol:

Author:  Rampage [ Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:24 pm ]
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Ridden off-road twice this year and broken frames both times. I think I'll miss the Peaks this year!

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:50 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
Do you have accommodation in mind?

I was thinking of the campsite at Park Coppice or one of the Youth Hostels on Saturday night.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:52 pm ]
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Rampage wrote:
Ridden off-road twice this year and broken frames both times. I think I'll miss the Peaks this year!


Third time lucky Chris, you'll be reet! Or would you like to borrow something that's stood up to my tactful combination of beer belly and on the hoof line 'selection'?

Or better yet, bring your Activater and then it's win-win regardless! :twisted:

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:54 pm ]
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(I'm sorry, that was really mean but I just couldn't resist such an open goal! :lol: If it's one of the casualties can I dib the Trimnells please...?) :oops:

Author:  Rampage [ Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:40 pm ]
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lol
The 'bearings' have gone on the Activator. I'm planning a new rear end for it.
The alpinestars I rode at Llandegla has cracked, a long crack on the headtube :(

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:20 am ]
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Announcement up for the Coniston and Grizedale re-visit on Sunday 22nd September.
viewtopic.php?f=30&t=270144

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:24 am ]
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Announcement's up for the Settle-Malham ride, t'is an absolute beauty 8) posted that I can't make it because we're away but I'm trying to work it in now as it's really too good to miss...

Author:  mrlee [ Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:12 pm ]
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Anyone fancy a blast over to Edale from Hayfield before christmas ?
I can only do sundays though,,,

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:52 am ]
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mrlee wrote:
Anyone fancy a blast over to Edale from Hayfield before christmas ?
I can only do sundays though,,,



YES :mrgreen:

Author:  cornholio's RC200 [ Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:10 pm ]
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I may well be up for that (subject to SWMBO permission) :xmas-cool:

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:07 pm ]
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Howsabout the standard loop on the eighth, and then in reverse on the fifteenth, settle the old argument? :wink: :lol:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:59 pm ]
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I'd be up for either direction. Pick a date and we'll put an announcement up.
It's been too long since the last NWA ride.

Author:  Dossa [ Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:15 pm ]
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Any thoughts on rides coming up soon in the Cheshire/N Wales neck of the woods - so to speak....? :D

Moel Famau for example? Not been on a Retro Ride for months now, seen the announcement for Gisburn but its a good 4hr round round trip unfortunately (enjoyed it there last time, though...)

:D

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:52 pm ]
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No plans from me yet but I should put something on around Moel Famau soon.

Author:  Dossa [ Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:01 pm ]
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Easy_Rider wrote:
No plans from me yet but I should put something on around Moel Famau soon.


Excellente..... :D

Author:  Rampage [ Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:19 am ]
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What's Moel Famau?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:50 am ]
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Moel Famau is a big hill in North Wales, part of the Clywdian range. Good riding out there.

I'll sort out a Macclesfield Forest ride in the near future too.

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:48 pm ]
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I've got a route in mind, I'll need to check it out again to to make sure it hasn't got too boggy in this weather although it's usually well drained in most places.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:23 pm ]
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Is it ss friendly...? :P

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:48 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
Is it ss friendly...? :P


I'm sure you'll manage Pete ;-)

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:19 pm ]
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Easy_Rider wrote:
elPedro666 wrote:
Is it ss friendly...? :P


I'm sure you'll manage Pete ;-)


What, like last time? Thought I was going to die more than once!

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:19 pm ]
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Managed to ride some of the Clwyds route today. Most of it is OK, a couple of fields that we need to go through are quite muddy but it is rideable. I just need to firm up a date.

Image

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:01 pm ]
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Looking forward to that one

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:01 am ]
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Looks like a stunning day for it, hope we get one like that! 8)

Author:  Dossa [ Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:46 pm ]
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Same here, breathe in some clean Welsh air for a change... :D

Fingers crossed the date doesn't clash with an Everton home game........ :oops:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:03 pm ]
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Right then chaps. It's been awfully quiet on here lately.

As such I'm going to organise a ride. It's icon-o-classic this weekend, Gospel Pass road ride next weekend and the Lake District on the 4th and 5th October.

So I'm going to suggest Sunday 28th September for a Macclesfield Forest/Cat and Fiddle/Three Shire Heads MTB ride.
I'll put up an announcement soon.

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:59 pm ]
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If I can ever get back to sensible working hours I'll put another Clwyds ride on.

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:12 pm ]
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If I ever get back to actually riding a bike I'll come out too... :roll:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:35 pm ]
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I'm going to go ahead and organise another ride in the next few weeks. Looking at the 6th or 7th December. Probably Hayfield area or maybe south of Buxton.

Any takers?

Author:  Rampage [ Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:02 pm ]
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Possibly, due to length etc.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:18 am ]
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Rampage wrote:
Possibly, due to length etc.


Probably somewhere between 15 and 20 miles perhaps. About 4 or 5 hours in total.
The days are short and cold at the moment.

I've a couple of routes in mind. Both very nice, both featuring cafe stops.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:12 am ]
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Thread up details added. Actually turns out to be 24 miles. Short cuts available though.

viewtopic.php?f=30&t=312052

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:28 pm ]
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I shall organise another ride for mid January. I have a nice all weather route in mind near to Sheffield.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:43 pm ]
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Forget mid January. No response anyway...

How about Saturday 31st January or Sunday 1st February.

Most likely start and finish with coffee and bike tinkering at my workshop in Macclesfield.

Thinking of a fairly gentle all weather route which links the canal and disused railway with some of the trails around Bollington, Kerridge and Macclesfield Forest.

Author:  misteroo [ Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:09 pm ]
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Hi guys.
I am in the process of watching a bike related object on Ebay in Lytham......BUT, the seller won't post said object. I live in Essex, so would be about a 10 hour round trip for me!!!!!
I'd like to say what the item is, but I don't want anyone to dive in and grab instead of me!!! It's about the same size as a 26" wheel, but a lot heavier!
If I win, are any of you nice gentleman close enough to collect, pack and post for me??

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:33 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Forget mid January. No response anyway...

How about Saturday 31st January or Sunday 1st February.

Most likely start and finish with coffee and bike tinkering at my workshop in Macclesfield.

Thinking of a fairly gentle all weather route which links the canal and disused railway with some of the trails around Bollington, Kerridge and Macclesfield Forest.



Away that weekend :facepalm: , but it would be nice to get a ride in during Feb sometime?

Author:  bhill22 [ Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:16 pm ]
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I up for either last weekend in Jan or mid Feb, would be quite happy to do the rerun from your workshop last time Paul?, Martin how about trough of bowland? anything good around that area save you coming south !

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:59 pm ]
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bhill22 wrote:
Martin how about trough of bowland? anything good around that area save you coming south !


Careful Colin - I let Martin take me up the Trough once, had trouble walking right for days afterwards.

Author:  sinnett177 [ Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:50 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
Careful Colin - I let Martin take me up the Trough once, had trouble walking right for days afterwards.


Might just be me, but that reads wrong on many levels in my mind.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:46 pm ]
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Totally your dirty mind Marc...

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:50 pm ]
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Right. Much talk but no action.

As such I will organise a ride for Sunday 8th March.
It will start from my workshop in Macclesfield and take in the route I described a few posts ago.

Any objections?

Author:  DICKO10 [ Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:06 pm ]
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Sounds good paul

Author:  mr_ship [ Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:48 am ]
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Not sure I'll be able to make it Paul...usual work nonsense. Still hoping to get to Gisburn on Sunday, again work permitting and then the Nidderdale Yorkies ride.

Author:  bhill22 [ Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:45 pm ]
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All being well should be able to count me in

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:44 pm ]
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Cant make this one, flying on the 8th for a short break :cry:

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:08 pm ]
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Have some goings on the night before, but reckon I'll be okay to stagger over! :D

Author:  bhill22 [ Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:04 pm ]
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Have some goings on the night before, but reckon I'll be okay to stagger over! :D

So it will end up being a after lunch start?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:13 pm ]
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Announcement here: --> viewtopic.php?f=30&t=319325

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Wed May 27, 2015 9:33 pm ]
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Any particular dates that would suit a Clwyds ride? June, we have moubtain mayhem and im away the week before.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:59 pm ]
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It's been far too long since the last NWA retro ride. Who is free on the weekend of the 23rd/24th August?

I have a great route in mind in the Peak District.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:12 pm ]
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I d be up for that, would that be Sat 22nd / Sun 23rd

Author:  DICKO10 [ Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:38 pm ]
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I'm on a do the night before as long as harrycrump can pic us up count me in .

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:25 am ]
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Count me in too, but Kiran's provisionally booked the car so I'll either be cadging a lift, on the train, or racking up some serious extra pedalmilage! :lol:

Author:  bhill22 [ Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:04 am ]
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Sat 22nd / Sun 23rd me too

Following weekend is the velodrome bike jumble plus the last day of the camra beer festival would not want to miss that! and glad you did the weekend before

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:23 pm ]
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bhill22 wrote:
Sat 22nd / Sun 23rd me too

Following weekend is the velodrome bike jumble plus the last day of the camra beer festival would not want to miss that! and glad you did the weekend before


And Reading Festival 8)

Author:  drystonepaul [ Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:41 pm ]
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Okay, Saturday or Sunday? Ride will start in Baslow it'll be about 22 miles, practically all off road, with a pub stop, natural trails and a bit of purpose built stuff too.
In a word... Great.

Author:  doctorstewie [ Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:44 pm ]
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Balls, I am busy :-(

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:11 am ]
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Any hills/wind/rain/locusts??

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:05 am ]
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Sat best for me, but free for either day

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:24 am ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
Okay, Saturday or Sunday? Ride will start in Baslow it'll be about 22 miles, practically all off road, with a pub stop, natural trails and a bit of purpose built stuff too.
In a word... Great.



Sounds ace!
Looks like I'll not be riding to & from though...
Image

:lol:

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:30 pm ]
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DICKO10 wrote:
I'm on a do the night before as long as harrycrump can pic us up count me in .


Pick you up ... off the floor of the do...?! :lol:


I'm much better for Saturday too - supposed to be riding Cannock on Sunday (anyone fancies that you're very welcome to come along ... I need transport to there too! :facepalm: ).

Author:  Charlieboy28 [ Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:02 pm ]
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If it's sunny and flat I'm in, but can't fall off as going on hols on the tuesday.

Might be able to sort out you a lift to Cannock peyee

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:38 am ]
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Peaks is always sunny and flat 8)

Lift from Stockport?! That'd be ace, but I've checked and at a push I can get the train to Stafford and ride over from there. Adds about twenty miles but let's face it, I could do with them... :lol:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:53 am ]
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Right then. We'll go for the Saturday.
I'll post up an announcement shortly.

The route has some hills but no locusts.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:22 am ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
The route has some hills but no locusts.


What a great relief, I was very concerned about the possibility of a mid-ride biblical plague. Any forecast on whether the rivers may, or may not, bring forth frogs...?

Author:  drystonepaul [ Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:27 pm ]
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Probably not. Best check on your first born though.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:45 pm ]
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I'll paint a red cross on my headtube in goat's blood, should be fine. I usually only do that for the Yorkshire rides...

Author:  bhill22 [ Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:11 pm ]
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Hi Paul
Is Stanage Edge or Houndkirk moor in the route or is it to far away? if its not far off the route how about adding it in and starting early :D

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:27 pm ]
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Houndkirk is on the route, Stanage is a bit further away and trickier to incorporate without a bit too much road riding.
There's a few details in the ride announcement.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:00 pm ]
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...which is here:
viewtopic.php?f=30&t=330295&view=unread#unread

:wink:

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:22 pm ]
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Thinking about an October ride.

Either the belated Lakes road and mountain bike rides, or something closer to the Peak District perhaps.

Who is available and when?

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:03 pm ]
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Maybe last Sat of the month for me, Yorkshire ride this Sunday coming up.

Author:  DICKO10 [ Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:16 pm ]
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Yes Paul are you coming out to play on the Yorkshire ride.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:22 am ]
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Lakes double on the 24/5th? That weekend is good for us anyway, had been half-planning to bully Gav Easy_Rider into a Clwyds ride... :D

Author:  bhill22 [ Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:12 pm ]
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Probably count me in

Author:  Dossa [ Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:32 pm ]
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Will deffo be up for a Clwyds ride, name the date - Lakes/Peaks etc bit too far away sadly from my Wirral abode :?

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:30 am ]
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Right, it's been far too long - semi official Clwyds ride Saturday 24th October. 9:30 meet too early?

Here is the aftermath from last year - likely to be the same route.
viewtopic.php?f=30&t=284841

:: Date: Saturday 24th October 2015
:: Distance/time: 19 Miles, few shortcut options, approx 5 hours riding with stops.
:: Meeting at: 09:30am for a 10:00am start at the Ruthin Craft Centre car park. Note this is a free council car park for visitors of the craft centre, please park in the top right corner. Coffee and Toilets available here.
:: Directions: Ruthin Craft Centre, Park Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1BB
:: Terrain: A mix of fire roads, bridleways, fields, single track and open exposed moors. There is some b-road riding too so be aware before fitting your NOS rare skinwalls! 2,500ft of climbing.
:: Note: Bring a packed lunch! There is a butty van but I cannot guarantee it will be open, no pubs on route unfortunately, most around this area don't serve food anyway! Be warned phone reception is very patchy so advance warning of not being able to make the ride appreciated.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:25 am ]
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Definitely in for this one, absolutely glorious big countryside riding, beautiful 8)

Author:  drystonepaul [ Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:00 am ]
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Yep... Count me in too.

Author:  Dossa [ Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:06 am ]
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Pah, wish I'd kept my mouth shut - can't make this Saturday now, gutted... :roll:

:evil:

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:43 pm ]
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Honoured Paul, I'll have to polish a bike now!
Ride shouldn't take anywhere near 5hrs in a small group.
Sorry you can't make it Dossa, I really should be putting more rides on, work has been pretty hectic last couple of years!
Glyn Ceiriog next time..

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Author:  Easy_Rider [ Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:04 pm ]
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Weather forecast looks terrible, heavy rain and 25mph wind...

Author:  elPedro666 [ Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:17 am ]
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So long as it's a tail wind :D

Author:  drystonepaul [ Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:35 pm ]
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I'm afraid to say that I'm going to have to bail out chaps.
I fractured a rib about 2 weeks ago and it isn't healing as quickly as I'd like. I've been off the bike for that long too apart from a couple of short road rides.
Bloody painful so I don't want to make it any worse.

Sorry Gav.

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:18 pm ]
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No worries Paul, take it easy and hope you're better soon.

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:20 pm ]
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Tough starting with the weather closing in but a great ride and finished on sunshine

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Author:  Easy_Rider [ Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:23 pm ]
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Dare I say the rain is backing off a bit... Is it time for another clwyds ride...

Author:  DICKO10 [ Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:26 pm ]
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Yes and yes

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:16 am ]
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I'll see what dates are available. Might be a good time for Glyn Ceiriog but I haven't ridden it in a while.

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:01 am ]
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Pencil in Sat April 9th - I'll get an announcement up

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:28 am ]
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viewtopic.php?f=30&t=344403&p=2569839#p2569839

Author:  mrlee [ Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:40 pm ]
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How is everyone ? been a while

Author:  kingbling [ Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:42 pm ]
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itching for a RB ride was trying to plan one but have had to move house

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:30 am ]
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Right.

Long overdue but I'm thinking of organising a Peak District road ride, a Lake District road ride and a mountain bike ride probably in the Peak District over the next three months.

Any thoughts or preferences for dates?

Author:  kingbling [ Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:45 pm ]
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Not the 13/14/15th of August
As I'm in the lakes I can help you with a road ride I have a few routes that involve cafe's pubs with tough climbs and not so tough climbs (up here there's always climbs) to any distance you want

Author:  kingbling [ Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:47 pm ]
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also could help with a lakes MTB ride if your up for it

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:16 am ]
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I also need to put a Clwyds MTB ride on, so I'll try not to clash. Might attend one of your road rides Paul.

Author:  DICKO10 [ Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:14 pm ]
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Mid to the end of September sounds good

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:21 pm ]
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You lads fancy a gisburn trip?

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:47 pm ]
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All of those things, yes please 8)

Most of September is currently looking pretty well available!

Author:  kingbling [ Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:44 pm ]
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Really quite in this area which is surprising considering that we have probably the best region of the uk to cycle in

Author:  DICKO10 [ Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:51 am ]
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Martins plans some road rides where testing one out soon Clive have you contacted him about rides up your way??

Author:  kingbling [ Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:42 am ]
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I have but due to imminent wedding been rather busy 3 days to go :shock:

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:29 pm ]
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kingbling wrote:
I have but due to imminent wedding been rather busy 3 days to go :shock:


Your own?!
Congratulations and good luck if so!

We're half-planning a weekend away on the first weekend in October (1st/2nd), not official RB, just a casual affair. Most likely Lakes; pick a campsite, ride on Saturday, few beers Saturday evening, lazy Sunday...

In the past we've always camped at Coniston Hall because it's right on the Lake, perfect start point for riding (Bluebird cafe is five minutes away) and most importantly it's walking distance from an amazing brewery pub with some of the best food and ale anywhere!

Author:  kingbling [ Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:07 am ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
kingbling wrote:
I have but due to imminent wedding been rather busy 3 days to go :shock:


Your own?!
Congratulations and good luck if so!


Yep less than 2 1/2 hours to go :D

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:31 pm ]
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:lol:
Hope you didn't miss the start playing on RB!

Must be into the speeches about now; hope you remembered to bribe/blackmail/threaten your Best Man as necessary to maintain family harmony...

Have fun!

Author:  kingbling [ Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:42 pm ]
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Any news of Rides

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:26 am ]
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kingbling wrote:
Any news of Rides


Think I'm going to go ahead and "organise" this weekend in the Lakes I keep talking about (see above), first weekend in October. Just as soon as my working day stops being 0400 - 2100! :cry:

I'll call Coniston Hall to check on the camping side, but if anyone has any comments or suggestions (other campsites or routes they'd recommend/like to try) please fire away!

Author:  kingbling [ Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:59 am ]
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A friend of mine has a B&B / campsite in Shap and there are a few nice rides over that area
He has a Bar and can also do evening meals

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:33 am ]
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kingbling wrote:
He has a Bar and can also do evening meals


Now you're talking my language!

Do you have the name, or even a link please? :)

Author:  kingbling [ Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:26 pm ]
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The place is New Ing lodge Shap
http://www.newinglodge.co.uk

Just did a 76 miler today and popped in to have a chat he's happy to help

Author:  kingbling [ Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:43 pm ]
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so anything happening or am i destined to pedal the lakes on me tod

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:01 pm ]
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It would seem that this has stolen the limelight - and most of the crew - on the weekend I had in mind:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=340406&view=unread#unread

Been too busy to speak to my better half for about a fortnight (it's an essential ingredient to sustaining the relationship), so I'm not sure yet which we'll be going to...

Author:  kingbling [ Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:09 am ]
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As the fat tyre event has deflated how about a thin tyre ride from Penrith meet at my yard and I'll take you out on a easy-ish 55miler with cafe stops October the 8th Saturday 10:00 free parking free coffee and cake at mine.

The route is mainly quite back roads the ones with grass, gravel, mud in the middle, some hills but you can't ride up here with out them, a few short treks on A roads taking in some great scenery and views so who's in ?

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:08 am ]
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Good idea, however I'm away that weekend in Chesterfield :(

Author:  kingbling [ Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:44 pm ]
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more cake for me then :D

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:51 pm ]
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kingbling wrote:
more cake for me then :D


Double :( :( .....

Author:  DICKO10 [ Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:24 pm ]
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Clive do for the end of October plz??

Author:  kingbling [ Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:36 pm ]
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Yep can do any date in mind

Author:  kingbling [ Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:52 pm ]
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kingbling wrote:
As the fat tyre event has deflated how about a thin tyre ride from Penrith meet at my yard and I'll take you out on a easy-ish 55miler with cafe stops October the 8th Saturday 10:00 free parking free coffee and cake at mine.

The route is mainly quite back roads the ones with grass, gravel, mud in the middle, some hills but you can't ride up here with out them, a few short treks on A roads taking in some great scenery and views so who's in ?



Ok I'll arrange this for Saturday 29th of October same as above who's in ?

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:24 pm ]
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I can do Sat 29th Oct as long as Im back for 18.00, as I've got an evening do to go to.

Author:  kingbling [ Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:59 pm ]
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I can have you back so you can leave at 4pm

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:00 am ]
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Think I might be in Cardiff (ironically visiting a Cumbrian friend!), but if not I'm keen!

Author:  DICKO10 [ Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:03 am ]
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I should be good for that date

Author:  kingbling [ Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:52 am ]
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This is still on for next weekend anymore want to join in ?

Author:  DICKO10 [ Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:49 pm ]
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Looking good for Saturday

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:34 pm ]
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After early pessimism, I'm a very strong probably, very close to a definitely in fact... :D

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:16 am ]
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Im still good for this

Author:  kingbling [ Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:12 am ]
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Hi Martin are you coming up with Carl if not I'll PM you my address

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:51 pm ]
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kingbling wrote:
Hi Martin are you coming up with Carl if not I'll PM you my address


Yep coming up with Carl, cheers.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:28 pm ]
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Is there a lunch stop planned for this one?

Author:  kingbling [ Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:36 pm ]
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Yep there's a cafe in Caldbeck we will stop at and if required another in Pooley Bridge towards the end of the ride.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:44 pm ]
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kingbling wrote:
Yep there's a cafe in Caldbeck we will stop at and if required another in Pooley Bridge towards the end of the ride.

:D

Author:  kingbling [ Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:39 pm ]
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It's going to be chilly up here and a chance of rain so come prepared guys also Mrs Bling is making cumberland sausage rolls to come back to fresh out of the oven mmm...

... and cake

Author:  DICKO10 [ Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:18 am ]
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All this food man can't wait Clive :mrgreen:

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:31 am ]
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I think QueenBling's sausage rolls are my highlight of 2016; just incredible.

Massive thanks to both of you for making us so welcome - the ride was brilliant, the countryside glorious and the cafe excellent, but it was the hospitality that really made it such a great day out!

Author:  DICKO10 [ Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:16 pm ]
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Yep was a very enjoyable Clive thank you to you and yours top day out.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:34 pm ]
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Great day from start to finish, shame about the rush to get me home for the wedding do, but I'm sure there'll be more rides to come. Thanks for the fantastic hospitality.....

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Author:  kingbling [ Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:46 pm ]
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Thanks guys, it was a pleasure to ride with you and there will be more ride's and sausage rolls :D
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Author:  kingbling [ Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:53 pm ]
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Anyone up for another road ride around the end of March ?

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:20 pm ]
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kingbling wrote:
Anyone up for another road ride around the end of March ?


I have a new retro* road build, so I'm champing!

Struggling for weekends though, Saturday 18th perhaps? Close to Kiran's sister's birthday so I'm at their mercy somewhat...


*retromod - I just can't help myself! :lol:

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:45 pm ]
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End of March not great for me either, we have the Yorkshire MTB ride on the 19th, and I'm up in Glasgow the weekend after that.

really need to get something on calendar though

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:46 pm ]
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Should be out on the next one...

Author:  kingbling [ Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:51 pm ]
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How about 1st/2nd of April that weekend ?

Author:  DICKO10 [ Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:09 pm ]
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Second weekend in April??

Author:  kingbling [ Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:30 am ]
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whatever works best I'm happy to accommodate any weekend.

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:55 pm ]
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Joining the thread as a possible foreign visitor on the next ride.

If I can't do an April ride I'll be looking for riding partners as I pass through the NW on my way from Glasgow to Runcorn on a "commute" between my two places of work... Possibly May or June.

Will try to organise a MacRetro escort to the border for that one too.

Author:  kingbling [ Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:20 pm ]
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Thats a bit of a commute 2days riding perhaps

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:30 pm ]
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I'll do it in 3 so I can enjoy it more.

Works out at a comfortable 85 miles a day that way.

Author:  kingbling [ Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:38 pm ]
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Mountain Mayhem and holiday for me in June so away from the 15th but if I'm about I'd be happy to ride with you
P.S thanks for the tyres

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:48 pm ]
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Cool. It would almost certainly be early June anyway.

Glad the tyres have a chance of a second life. They were totally surplus to my requirements.

There's some used red white and blue "splash" bar tape up for grabs now.

Author:  kingbling [ Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:54 pm ]
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[quote="jackosbournesnr"
There's some used red white and blue "splash" bar tape up for grabs now.[/quote]

I think I'll pass on the tape thanks :lol:

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:08 pm ]
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I'm trying to save the planet here...

Author:  kingbling [ Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:18 pm ]
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.... From heinous coloured bar tape :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:19 pm ]
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It's much worse than heinous!

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:16 pm ]
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mrkawasaki wrote:
Should be out on the next one...

If Neil makes the effort then I will be there too.

After about 18 months off my retro itch needs scratching again.

Also, my collection is approaching 70 bikes so I really ought to ride a few more of them. :)

Author:  Retro Spud [ Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:21 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
After about 18 months off my retro itch needs scratching again.



welcome back :lol:

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:22 pm ]
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Oi!
Nowt wrong with a bit of splash tape!

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Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:23 pm ]
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April 1st is the Cannock Fools Gold ride, weekend of the 8th/9th could work though...?

Author:  kingbling [ Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:34 pm ]
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The more the merrier.

The weekend of the 8/9th of April is looking good for people so can we go with that ?

We can meet at my house again with homemade cake and sausage rolls with plenty of tea and coffee. Depending on what time we set off (11ish last time :facepalm: ) we can probably get in 40/50 miles and a few hills not major ones, coffee stop and some great views.

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:39 pm ]
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Clive, PM me your rough location and I'll see if I can do this with a round trip on the train.

Cheers
Ken

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:17 am ]
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Definitely up for this.

I'd be coming by train so an 1100 start is the best I could manage on the Sunday. Depending on the route, I could meet up on the road though.

Saturday trains start earlier so I could be over the border almost anytime.

Author:  DICKO10 [ Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:33 am ]
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Good stuff have you got a interesting roadbike??

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:58 am ]
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DICKO10 wrote:
Good stuff have you got a interesting roadbike??


Late '80's Concorde mid-build

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=362187

Or a couple of early-mid 90's Cougars in varying degrees of retro-moderness

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=362045

Nothing that predates my time on the road though.

Author:  kingbling [ Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:33 pm ]
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Shall we make it a Saturday folks I'd prefer that as I have to take the wife to work on Sunday

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:43 pm ]
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kingbling wrote:
Shall we make it a Saturday folks I'd prefer that as I have to take the wife to work on Sunday


Saturday the 8th works for me. Let me know what time I need to be in Penrith and I'll book the bike onto the train.

:lol:

Author:  kingbling [ Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:25 am ]
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If you can get to penrith for 9ish Ken I can pick you up at the station

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:26 am ]
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:) I take it your place isn't handy for the station then?

Author:  kingbling [ Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:59 pm ]
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Its not to bad probably a 10minute ride but its easier to pick you up than give directions I can turn up by bike and can ride to my house if you don't mind a little climb first thing. :wink:

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:21 pm ]
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I'll bring a triple :P

Author:  DICKO10 [ Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:24 pm ]
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jackosbournesnr wrote:
I'll bring a triple :P

Yes you will need it :facepalm:

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:51 pm ]
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I should be OK for the 8th

Author:  kingbling [ Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:27 pm ]
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Excellent I've put up a separate thread in our area section with a little route info.

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:26 am ]
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I'm looking to organise a Retro Road Ride in North Wales, probably in and around the Horseshoe Pass in April / May. Any dates to avoid for those interested in joining?

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:54 pm ]
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Ponderosa for luncheon??

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:27 pm ]
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mrkawasaki wrote:
Ponderosa for luncheon??


Sounds delightful!

Can't do 23rd April (Tour of the Black Country) or 26/7th May (stag do!), otherwise it's looking pretty good at the moment...

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:10 pm ]
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mrkawasaki wrote:
Ponderosa for luncheon??


Yes indeed. Another option could be further towards the coast and have ice creams on the beach in Prestatyn. It does mean a 33% incline ascent back out on retro gearing though!
I'm thinking 5th or 6th May.

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:11 pm ]
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viewtopic.php?f=30&t=366777&p=2731187#p2731187
Ride Up

Author:  Easy_Rider [ Tue May 09, 2017 7:26 am ]
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Looking to put up a Clwyds or Berwyn ride up soon, any free dates?

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